Dementia Risk, Reduction and Prevention

This micro-skills course looks at how behaviour in adult life may link with risks of developing certain types of dementia and how lifestyle change may delay onset or slow progression. It examines what factors affect people’s ability to make lifestyle changes, how to convey key messages and how to signpost people to support for making changes.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
NHS Health Education England

What will I learn?

By the end of this micro-skills course you will be able to:

  1. List the lifestyle factors that may increase the risk of developing certain types of dementia
  2. Describe how lifestyle changes may delay the onset of dementia
  3. List motivational factors that may impact on the ability to make changes in lifestyle
  4. Explain the challenges to healthy living that may be experienced by different socio-economic and/or ethnic groups
  5. Signpost people or groups to sources of health promotion information and support
  6. Effectively communicate messages about healthy living according to the abilities and needs of individuals

Course provided in association with


  • This eLearning session is provided by the Content Providers listed above but it does not in any way constitute a qualification or accreditation from them.
  • Certificates provided at the end of each session are issued by Talisium under licence and cannot be used by students to seek membership, fellowship or any other form of recognition by the Content Provider.
  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
  • This micro skills course may contain features that are not optimised for mobile devices.