11 ways GPs can help patients avoid dementia

There's a 'significant role' for GPs in prevention, says the author of new guidelines

GPs could advise middle- and older-aged patients to stay socially engaged, quit smoking, exercise more and try to eat fish twice a week to reduce their chances of developing dementia, guidelines recommend. 

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New evidence-based advice for GPs has been released, focused on helping patients reduce their risk factors for dementia, in middle and later life. 

Co-author Professor Kaarin Anstey, a senior principal researcher at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and UNSW in Sydney says GPs are well positioned to play a