Can Dementia-Friendly Communities help to lower the risk of dementia

An article in Scientific American report clear evidence provided by the Cognitive Function and Aging Study (CFAS), spearheaded by Professor Carol Brayne (University of Cambridge); evidently showing that rates of dementia in older adults have fallen by 24 percent in parts of the UK (Matthews et al. 2013).

Singapore has recently launched the Forget Us Not campaign aimed at building dementia friendly communities in the country (http://www.forgetusnot.sg/).

Forgot me not appears to be an informative website providing people with basic information on dementia and how they can help people with dementia. Hopefully, with this campaign, more people will also be inspired to learn more about dementia and prevention. Making changes in their lifestyle and increasing physical activity. Perhaps with more initiatives like these the country can help to reduce the prevalence of dementia which stems from risk factors brought about by life choices.

Don’t forget to check out the resources for updated information on dementia specific resources for Chinese caregivers.

Source: Is Dementia Risk Falling? – Scientific American

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