NHS health check 40-64 dementia pilot research findings

21 August 2017

A report from Alzheimer’s UK summarises the findings from a pilot project into the effectiveness of dementia risk reduction messaging in NHS health checks. It found that the pilot project showed promise in shifting public awareness and understanding of dementia risk with 75% of participants recalling the advice on dementia risk and 80% reporting that the advice would change their behaviour.

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