Dementia risk reduction : a practical guide for health and lifestyle professionals /Publisher: Scullin, A.C.T. Alzheimer's Australia 2010Description: PDFSubject(s): Alzheimers Disease Patients - Care | Dementia Patients - Care | Dementia Treatment | Older People Health Promotion | Older People Social Networks | Preventive Health Services | Life Style | Ageing | Health Education | Handbooks | Living Skills | Retirement And AgeingOnline Resources: Electronic copy
This guide provides information for health and lifestyle professionals about modifiable risk and protective factors for dementia. Each section explains the evidence for the association of that factor with dementia risk and provides a practical guide to the resources available to health and lifestyle professionals to assist them to work with their clients to address factors of concern. Where possible, hyperlinks are provided to those resources. The guide aims to provide health and lifestyle professionals with a quick reference source to enable them to offer strategies to clients for maintaining their cognitive health and reducing their dementia risk. As many of the risk factors for dementia overlap with those for other chronic conditions that can be addressed by preventative health, the guide draws on existing guidelines and resources, and provides links to these.