National Institute for Health Research

Survey into scope for lifestyle changes that reduce dementia risk

This study aims to investigate what people aged 50 or above are prepared to change in their lifestyle to potentially reduce the risk of having Alzheimer’s disease or dementia in the future. More than 1,000 people are being invited to answer this online questionnaire in the UK. It’s the first of its kind and a great opportunity for people from all backgrounds to contribute to the quest for better care for those with Dementia.

It involves an online questionnaire which should only take 15-20 minutes to complete. This study is anonymous and confidential. After completing all the questions you will have the chance to give enter your contact details for a prize draw to win one of three £50 Amazon vouchers. The personal information you give is completely separate from the questionnaire and they will only use this information to contact you if you win the prize. If you would prefer not to complete the personal information, you will not be included in the prize draw. However you will still be able to submit your responses which will stay anonymous

The online survey will be open for completion until February 2018. This study will help researchers and health professionals to better understand the scope for changing lifestyle. The hope is that by reducing health risk behaviours, the number of people who develop dementia will reduce too.

The researchers will write a  study report from the results, and these will be publicised by social media, conferences, newsletters, and academic papers.