Reducing the Risk of Dementia
Reducing the risk of dementia is an important topic because it has been reported recently that there could be as many as 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK. According to the medical journal, The Lancet, dementia is one of the fastest-growing public health problems. Citing data from the 2016 Global Burden of Disease Study, there has been a global doubling of the numbers living with dementia from 20·2 million in 1990, to 43·8 million in 2016. It is now the biggest cause of death in women in the UK and when we view the whole picture it is a situation which impacts upon the individual but also their family, friends and those caring for them. All of which comes at a big cost financially, emotionally and socially.