Dementia risk reduction resources for GPs and Practice Nurses.
Information for general practitioners, practice nurses and health professionals
Half of Australian adults remain unaware of the potential for dementia risk reduction. Many patients may feel that memory loss and dementia are inevitable parts of ageing. This is not the case.
While there is no cure for dementia, an important strategy for reducing the risk of dementia is to work with patients to address modifiable risk factors.
GPs and Practice Nurses can help patients take proactive steps to protect their brain health and reduce their risk of developing dementia.
INFORMATION FOR GPS AND PRACTICE NURSES
Dementia Risk Reduction: Summary of Recommendations outlines the risk factors for dementia and offers a clinical strategy:
- IDENTIFY — patients with risk factors for dementia
- DISCUSS — educate patients about risk factors and provide advice about lifestyle changes
- TREAT — any risk factors for dementia
CLINICAL INFORMATION / EVIDENCE
For evidence for the association of risk factors associated with dementia risk, as well as practical strategies and resources
INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS
Download PDF: 5 Simple Steps to Maximise Your Brain Health
Download PDF: Brain Health Checklist
Download PDF: Brain Health poster