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To continue your brain health journey

Brain Health Facts

A mentally active lifestyle (reading widely, visiting museums, or learning a new skill) can greatly benefit your brain health.

Participating in activities and hobbies that put you in a positive mood can help your brain function at its fullest.

Exercising regularly helps reduce cardiovascular risk factors which can lead to better cognitive health.

As you get older you lose some nerve connections but exercising your mind helps to maintain or grow new ones.

Eating a nutritious, balanced diet with high intake of fruits and  vegetables, vitamins and healthy fats can help your brain.

Avoid harmful substances. Smoking, excessive alcohol and drug abuse will damage your brain capacity.

Keep a close eye on your medical conditions, e.g., high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes.

Ask your GP for a memory screen to check up on your brain, just as you would with any other health issue.

A healthy lifestyle is key to the prevention of disease and disability. Almost 50% of Australian dementia cases are influenced by lifestyle factors. Making small and targeted changes to your daily routine can significantly reduce your risk of dementia.

For tips on a brain-healthy lifestyle and where to get help visit:
https://www.dementia.org.au/risk-reduction 
https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/dementia-prevention 
https://www.brainfoundation.org.au/healthy-brain

What to do if you are concerned about your memory? Your GP will be your first port of call. You can also refer to the resources from Dementia Australia:

Further information on modifiable risk factors

Cognitive Stimulation

How to look after your mind

General information about living a healthy lifestyle, pointers for a healthy brain

Brain game booklets

Brain training apps

Language learning resources

Eating Well

Socially Active

Tips on how to stay socially active

Volunteering opportunities for older adults

Current Research Studies

Brain Bootcamp Frontiers

This study aims to see if our program can support seniors living in rural communities.

Join our waitlist now if you would like to take part.

Virtual Reality to Screen for Dementia

Our team has recently developed a new virtual reality memory game. This study aims to assess whether virtual reality technology can accurately measure cognitive function. 

To participate, seniors are asked to play our online memory game as well as undertake a memory screening assessment over the telephone. 

If you would like to take part, read our information sheet and click start now below.