Day 30: Dementia Awareness Month 2014
I thought I’d end this very special Dementia Awareness Month by highlighting the Alzheimer’s Australia ‘Your Brain Matters” website and messages. This information and links are from the Alzheimer’s Australia website, and everyone should consider the messages. Our health is important, and in the same way as heart heath is important, the same messages are true for brain health. Prevention is better than cure, and although we all know living a health life will not necessary prevent disease, it is worth making every effort to be well.
Your Brain Matters – A guide to healthy hearts and minds.
Get started by joining the brain challenge (link is external) today!
Your Brain Matters (link is external) is Alzheimer’s Australia’s brain health program, designed to help Australians live a brain healthy life. As part of the program we encourage you to take up the Heart Y#ur Brain Challenge: 21 days to brain healthy habits (link is external).
We have also developed an App to assist in monitoring your brain health. Available for Android and Apple smart phones, download BrainyApp today to help you on your way to a brain healthy lifestyle.
There are three key areas to help you live a brain healthy life: look after your Brain, Body and Heart.
All these are important in looking after your brain health.
Following the Your Brain Matters guide is particularly important once you reach middle age, as this is when changes in the brain start to occur. But it’s even better if you follow them throughout life. It’s never too late either, as brain function can be improved at any age.
For more information about Your Brain Matters and for tips and free resources on how to live a brain healthy life, visit yourbrainmatters.org.au (link is external).
- Keeping your brain active matters: Keep your brain challenged and be socially active
- Being fit and healthy matters: Eating healthily and participating in regular physical activity are important for a healthy body and a healthy brain
- Looking after your heart matters: What’s good for the heart is good for the brain – avoid smoking, manage your blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and body weight
For some quick facts and tips, click here.
Dementia risk reduction website
For practical tips and scientific evidence based research, including guides for GPs and Health and Lifestyle see our Dementia risk reduction website (link is external).