WHO releases first-ever guideline for reducing the risk of dementia

Written by Sharon Salt, Editor

The World Health Organization (WHO, Geneva, Switzerland) has launched their first-ever guideline on reducing the risk of dementia. The Guidelines provide the knowledge base for healthcare providers to advise patients on what they can do to help prevent cognitive decline and dementia. This will also be useful for governments, policy makers and planning authorities to guide them in developing policy and designing programs that encourage healthy lifestyles. The Guidelines recommend that people can reduce their risk of dementia by: Getting regular exercise Not smoking Avoiding harmful use of alcohol Controlling their weight Eating a healthy diet Maintaining healthy blood pressure...

To view the full article, please register now for access

It's completely free