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

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. There is lots of useful information here and further information on brain health here