Taking action on smoking and health
There are around 90,000 people in Scotland living with dementia, and that number is predicted to double over the next 25 years.
Understandably people are worried about this. Yet dementia is an illness, not an inevitable part of ageing.
As with any illness there are things you can do to try to avoid developing dementia – but we don’t think people know enough about that.
We are working with a range of partner organisations to explore how we can raise awareness that living well and healthily can significantly reduce your risk of developing dementia. Together we have adopted the banner Dementia DEFENCE, setting out that just as there is a range of risk factors there is a range of ways to reduce dementia risk and perhaps even have fun in the process – make healthy ageing happy ageing!
We want to run a joint Dementia Defence campaign, but we need your help in designing this. We are looking to arrange discussions with groups of adults, ideally around the 40s, 50s and 60s age range. We can tell you about the lifestyle changes that can reduce your dementia risk, but we also want to hear from you about your views on dementia, what would inspire you to take action to reduce your dementia risk and what we can do to help and encourage you.
Could you spare an hour at your group meeting to help us?
As well as our information and our thanks we can provide a financial incentive to individuals or the group as a whole. It will just take an hour of your time.
Interested? Contact Mike Andrews at ASH Scotland 0131 225 4725 firstname.lastname@example.org
Action on Smoking & Health (Scotland) (ASH Scotland) is a registered Scottish charity (SC 010412) and a company limited by guarantee(Scottish company no 141711). The registered office is 8 Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 2HB.
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