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Learn about lifestyle changes to lower your risk of dementia

13 May 2024

As part of Dementia Action Week, residents are invited to join a free drop-in information session on Friday 17 May from 11am to 3pm at Civic Centre in Twickenham. 

You can learn about small lifestyle changes that help reduce your risk of developing dementia, information and support if you are caring for someone with dementia, and how to become a ‘dementia friend’.

Our Public Health team, Age UK Richmond and Social-Ability will be on hand to provide tips on simple, healthy lifestyle changes that can help to reduce your risk of developing dementia, including an interactive quiz exploring brain-healthy behaviours. There will be useful information about local and national support available for those who are living with or caring for someone with dementia. 

Cllr Vollum, the Council’s Dementia Champion, said, “Many of us know someone who has been affected by dementia. Research tells us that many people aren’t aware of what they can do in their day-to-day lives that may help lower their risk of dementia. Evidence suggests that nearly one third of the most common forms of dementia, like Alzheimer’s disease, may be prevented or delayed by making some simple lifestyle changes.   

These are simple things like getting more mental, physical and social activity into your life, treating hearing loss and eating a healthier diet. 

Please come along this Dementia Action Week to our drop-in event at the Twickenham Civic Centre to learn more about the very simple lifestyle changes you can make today, that can help to reduce your risk of developing dementia in the future.”

Find out more about ways to help reduce your risk of dementia.

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Updated: 13 May 2024

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