Health professionals

Dementia risk reduction resources for GPs and Practice Nurses.

Information for general practitioners, practice nurses and health professionals

Half of Australian adults remain unaware of the potential for dementia risk reduction.  Many patients may feel that memory loss and dementia are inevitable parts of ageing.  This is not the case

While there is no cure for dementia, an important strategy for reducing the risk of dementia is to work with patients to address modifiable risk factors.

GPs and Practice Nurses can help patients take proactive steps to protect their brain health and reduce their risk of developing dementia.



Dementia Risk Reduction: Summary of Recommendations outlines the risk factors for dementia and offers a clinical strategy:

  • IDENTIFY — patients with risk factors for dementia
  • DISCUSS — educate patients about risk factors and provide advice about lifestyle changes
  • TREAT — any risk factors for dementia

Identify Discuss Treat



For evidence for the association of risk factors associated with dementia risk, as well as practical strategies and resources

Download PDF:  Dementia Risk Reduction: A Practical Guide for General Practitioners 

Download PDF:  Dementia Risk Reduction: A Practical Guide for Health Professionals 




Download PDF:  5 Simple Steps to Maximise Your Brain Health

Download PDF:  Brain Health Checklist


Download PDF:  Brain Health poster

Call the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500 for questions, information, advice.

If you are looking for information about the Macquarie retina research trial which was mentioned recently on TV, we unfortunately do not have any information about the trial. Please contact Macquarie Opthalmology on (02) 9812-3933 for all questions about the trial.



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