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New guide to help reduce risk of dementia

A new guide to help people in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan understand how to reduce their risk of developing dementia has been launched today (Friday 17 May).

The guide Reducing Your Risk of Developing Dementia gives information about some of the risk factors and how making changes can help keep your body healthy and prevent damage to your brain.

Produced in partnership by Dementia Friendly Cardiff, Dementia Friendly Vale, and Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, the guide was launched at a Dementia Friendly Cardiff Festival at Llanover Hall in Canton as part of Dementia Action Week.


A council spokesperson said: "Research shows that it is possible to reduce your likelihood of developing dementia and it‘s never too early or too late to take action.


"We hope that this guide helps raise awareness that making small lifestyle changes now can have a longer term impact on people's likelihood of developing dementia."


The guide will be available in hubs and libraries, as well as other community locations, across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.


Dementia Action Week (May 13 - 19) is Alzheimer's Society's biggest and longest running awareness campaign.


Dementia Friendly Cardiff is a partnership between Cardiff Council, Alzheimer's Society Cymru and Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, working to make Cardiff a Dementia Friendly city.  The movement encourages and supports organisations, local businesses and community groups in the city to become more dementia friendly and provide better support for people living with dementia and their families.


This resource has been made possible through Welsh Government grant funding and the support of the Cardiff and Vale Regional Partnership Board.



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