Local health and care planning: menu of preventative interventions

December 23, 2016

Source: Gov.uk

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Date of publication: November 2016

Publication type: Guidance

In a nutshell: “Public Health England (PHE) has worked with partners to identify preventative actions that can improve people’s health, support quality improvement and potentially save the NHS and the wider system money. This menu details interventions that are estimated to give a return on investment (ROI) and can demonstrate cost-savings to the health and care system over a 5 year period.”

Section 11 looks at healthy ageing, dementia and frailty and suggests the following interventions: midlife healthy lifestyle messages; Electronic Frailty Index (eFI); Dementia Friends; home adaptations.

 

Length of publication: 85 pages


WHO – Dementia: A Public Health Priority

August 1, 2012

Source: WHO website

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Date of publication: 2012

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: The purpose of this report is to raise awareness of dementia as a public health priority, to articulate a public health approach and to advocate for action at international and national levels. The number of people living with dementia worldwide is currently estimated at 35.6 million. This number will double by 2030 and more than triple by 2050. Dementia is overwhelming not only for the people who have it, but also for their caregivers and families.

The report is expected to facilitate governments, policy-makers, and other stakeholders to address the impact of dementia as an increasing threat to global health.

Length of publication: 112 pages