Your Brain Matters: 5 simple steps to maximise your brain health
Our mission, as the National peak body for people living with dementia is to provide leadership and efficacy policy, services and research.
There is good evidence to support a range of lifestyle and health strategies to keep your brain healthy and reduce your risk of developing dementia.
Keeping your brain active matters:
Keep mentally stimulated
Engage in social activities
Being fit and healthy matters:
Keep physically active
Eat healthily, avoiding too much saturated fat and including plenty of vegetables and fruit
Don’t be concerned about continuing light to moderate drinking, but there is no need to start if currently a non-drinker
Looking after your heart matters:
Regularly check blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol throughout mid and late life and keep high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol and other vascular risk factors well controlled
Maintain a healthy body weight
For more information go to yourbrainmatters.org.au