To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had regarding the provision of (1) hearing aids, (2) stop smoking services, and (3) treatment for hypertension, to (a) reduce dementia risk, and (b) promote brain health.
20 April 2022
There have been no specific discussions. However, the Department is preparing a new dementia strategy, which will include a focus on prevention and risk reduction. As part of this work, in December 2021 the Department had discussions with the British Academy of Audiology on hearing loss as a risk factor for dementia.