Dementia, disability and frailty in later life – mid-life approaches to delay or prevent onset

Dementia, disability and frailty in later life - mid-life approaches to delay or prevent onsetThis guidance published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence aims to increase the amount of time that people can be independent, healthy and active in later life.

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The guidance recommends that commissioners, managers and practitioners with public health as part of their remit, working in the public, private and third sector should continue to develop and support population-level initiatives to reduce the risk of dementia, disability and frailty.

The guidance sets out the following recommendations to reduce the risk of or delay the onset of disability, dementia and frailty:

  1. Encouraging healthy behaviours
  2. Integrating dementia risk reduction prevention policies
  3. Raising awareness of risk of dementia, disability and frailty
  4. Producing information on reducing the risks of dementia, disability and frailty
  5. Preventing tobacco use
  6. Improving the environment to promote physical activity
  7. Reducing alcohol‑related risk
  8. Supporting people to eat healthily
  9. Delivering services to promote behaviour change
  10. Providing accessible services
  11. Providing advice on reducing the risks of dementia, disability and frailty at every appropriate opportunity
  12. Providing physical activity opportunities
  13. Provide training
  14. Leading by example in the public sector
  15. Providing support in the workplace

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