NICE have published their guideline on “Disability, dementia and frailty in later life – mid-life approaches to prevention”.

This guideline covers mid-life approaches to delay or prevent the onset of dementia, disability and frailty in later life, and aims to increase the amount of time that people can be independent, healthy and active in later life.

Who is it for?

  • Commissioners, managers and practitioners with public health as part of their remit, working in the public, private and third sector
  • The public.

Recommendations

The guideline includes recommendations on promoting a healthy lifestyle to reduce the risk of or delay the onset of disability, dementia and frailty by helping people to:

  • stop smoking
  • be more active
  • reduce their alcohol consumption
  • improve their diet and,
  • lose weight and maintain a healthy weight if necessary.

You can see the guidelines on the NICE website here

Also available on the website, is the supporting evidence, as well as all the stakeholder comments that NICE received during consultation and the responses to these comments. The comments were invaluable in helping to develop and refine the guideline. There is also an equality impact assessment produced to support the guideline.

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