As part of our Wellbeing Strategy, we’re supporting this year’s World Alzheimer’s Month by sharing with our staff the latest findings on how to reduce some of the most common risk factors associated with the disease.
According to Alzheimer’s Disease International, research shows there are 12 potentially modifiable risk factors which could prevent or delay up to 40% of cases if lifestyle changes or changes in society were made.
Posters outlining each of these risks are being displayed on wellbeing boards around our charity to give our staff the information they need to make informed choices.
“Although we can’t prevent some risk factors – such as aging – there is still so much we can do to help limit the risk, said Dr Ruth Cromarty, Dementia Lead for our nursing homes. “Regular exercise, having a healthy diet and being socially active are just some of the areas that could have a positive impact on reducing the risk of dementia.”
More information on this year’s World Alzheimer’s Month campaign – ‘Never too early, never too late’ – can be found at https://www.alzint.org