Dementia Pathways. For Health & Social Care Professionals

Brain Health/Risk Reduction

A crucial part of the overall approach to dementia in Ireland is trying to reduce, prevent or delay the onset of dementia in a person, by tackling modifiable risk factors for dementia. Please refer to the Key Messages factsheet below for healthcare professionals, which was developed by a national expert group, based on the WHO guideline from 2019. 

 

Dementia Risk Reduction Key Messages factsheet

 

Brain Health Slides

See below slides which can be downloaded and used for public information or outreach sessions.  There is lots of useful information for the public here and further information on brain health here

 

See below slides which can be downloaded and used for local training for colleagues. 

Please also refer to the Lancet Commission report (2020) for a summary of the most up-to-date evidence.

It is crucial that we consider modifiable risk factors whenever we are assessing a person with memory complaints or possible dementia.