The Brain Health Clinic blueprint
(Version 2: April 2020)
Dementia is affecting increasing proportions of our population – but did you know that over 30% of all dementia is potentially preventable by reducing many of the health and lifestyle risks we already understand?
This includes vascular risk factors like obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking, and alcohol misuse. It also includes lesser-known risk factors like inactive lifestyles, loneliness, later-age depression, mid-life hearing impairment, and less common risks like head-injury and delirium.
A new service model, the Brain Health Clinic, is being proposed by a consensus group of dementia specialists. They have created a clear and concise set of guidance and information, or ‘blueprint’ for a preventative service. The blueprint provides evidence-based support to professionals so that they can identify people who have early cognitive decline and work with them to reduce their risk of their transitioning to dementia in the future.
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