Changing risk behaviours and promoting cognitive health in older adults: an evidence-based resource for local authorities and commissioners.
The report and resources are intended to support local authority and clinical commissioning groups to identify what types of interventions they should focus on to help the uptake and maintenance of healthy behaviours and promote cognitive health among older adults living in the community.
They are also for providers of lifestyle behaviour change programmes to support the development of evidence-informed prevention packages for older adults.
The systematic reviews underpinning the resource are co-funded by our Ageing Well Programme and the Dementia Frailty End of Life theme of the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) East of England.
Ageing Well Programme
One of our three school wide programmes of research, this four-year programme is developing an integrated public health approach to optimise health in older age groups. The combined outputs will strengthen the evidence base to address key areas of concern for government and society:
- How to optimise health and well-being, and reduce inequalities in our ageing societies
- How to tackle increasing health and social care demand at a population level
- How to change policy and practice through better use of research.
The Ageing Well Programme consists of six core projects with a cross-cutting cognitive health theme. The aim is to develop and evaluate preventive interventions for optimal cognitive health. The starting point is a comprehensive evidence synthesis of preventive interventions delivered in older age groups, with a focus on healthy behaviours.
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