WDC issues risk reduction statement

The World Dementia Council (WDC) has issued a statement about dementia risk reduction and has made this one of their five priority areas of work.

The WDC considers dementia risk reduction to be a critical element of the global dementia agenda. At their third meeting in October 2014, members of the Council concluded that, while further research in this area is still clearly needed, the growing evidence base strongly suggests that cognitive decline at the population level could be affected by behaviour changes that reduce cardiovascular risk factors.

The WDC is calling on governments around the world to focus on dementia risk reduction (or risk management) alongside work on finding a cure or disease-modifying therapy and continuing to improve diagnosis, care and quality of life for people with dementia.

Read the WDC Dementia Risk Reduction Statement