Promoting modifiable risk factors for dementia: is there a role for general practice?

This paper by O’Donnell et al. (2015) discusses the context and rationale for the Innovative Midlife Intervention for Dementia Deterrence (In-MINDD) project. The authors discuss the increasing recognition of factors that exacerbate or reduce the risk of developing dementia and the potential to modify these risks among people in mid-life. They point to evidence that the public remains not yet fully aware of the links between health related behaviour and dementia. This project set in France, Netherlands, Ireland and Scotland has already identified and ranked risk factors and developed an online profiler that results in the production of a personalised Lifestyle for Brain Health (LIBRA) global score and profile. This is then supported with information for the person on identified risk factors, recommendations and goal setting for behaviour change. The programme will conclude with a RCT feasibility study to explore participant, GP and practice nurses’ understanding of modifiable risk factors and use of the personalised Libra score and profile.
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Promoting modifiable risk factors for dementia: is there a role for general practice?
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2015
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O’Donnell, C.A., Manera, V., Köhler, S. and Irving, K., 2015. Promoting modifiable risk factors for dementia: is there a role for general practice? British Journal of General Practice.