According to previous research (conducted by You Gov on behalf of Alzheimer’s Research UK), dementia is the most feared health condition for people over the age of 55, more feared than cancer and diabetes. Currently, around 90,000 people are living with dementia in Scotland, with that number set to double over the next 25 years.
Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) Scotland are seeking assistance from adults aged 40 – 69 years old to help design and influence a new campaign, which will raise the awareness of how healthy living can significantly reduce the risk of developing dementia.
This follows research which found that around a third of Alzheimer’s Disease cases around the world might be attributed to modifiable risk factors, such as:
- smoking and exposure to second-hand smoke
- low levels of physical activity
- high alcohol consumption
- poor diet
To take part in this latest research, or for further information, please contact Yvonne MacNicol by email: firstname.lastname@example.org