Dementia prevention and risk reduction | New Zealand Dementia prevention and risk reduction | New Zealand

15 Sep 2022

NZ Dementia framework:

Dementia prevention and risk reduction are included in the same section as dementia awareness. Good practice points provided include encouraging people to live healthy and physically active lifestyles, provide education to primary health care services on the importance of risk reduction strategies, encourage cooperation between agencies to improve the health and wellbeing of the local population and engage with national public health campaigns to add the message ‘What is good for the heart is good for the brain’.

Dementia Action Plan:

The dementia plan includes the action point on Reducing the incidence of dementia. Action points recommend working with health promotion agencies to work with colleagues involved with other key non-communicable diseases and population health to design and implement a health promotion programme that includes dementia prevention/brain health protection.