8. More useful organisations and information
British Heart Foundation
Greater London House
180 Hampstead Road
London NW1 7AW
The UK's leading heart charity and the biggest funder of heart research in the UK.
London NW1 7AA
The UK's leading diabetes charity. They care for, connect with and campaign on behalf of all people affected by and at risk of diabetes in local communities across the UK.
NHS Health Check
The Health Check is a mid-life check-up for those aged 40-74. At the check, a person's blood pressure, cholesterol, and body mass index will be measured and results given, along with advice and support. This could reduce the risk of diabetes, heart or kidney disease, stroke and dementia.
Stroke Association House
240 City Road
London EC1V 2PR
The leading charity in the UK changing the world for people affected by stroke. For more about the Act FAST campaign to recognise the symptoms of a stroke visit www.stroke.org.uk/fast
More information and resources
Last reviewed: November 2014
Next review due: November 2017
Reviewed by: Professor Peter Passmore, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen's University Belfast, Dr Stephen Makin, Specialty Registrar in Geriatric and General Medicine, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh and Professor Patrick Kehoe, Dementia Research Group, Institute of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Bristol
This information has also been reviewed by people affected by dementia. A list of sources is available on request from firstname.lastname@example.org
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