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BrainyApp enhances brain & heart health. See how it helps reduce the risk of developing dementia. Download a free copy to your smartphone.
BrainyApp was developed by Alzheimer’s Australia and Bupa Health Foundation to raise awareness of the risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, and to help you live a brain healthy life.
Around 36 million people worldwide are living with dementia, with numbers doubling every 20 years to 66 million by 2030. But there is something you can do to reduce your risk.
Scientific evidence tells us that certain lifestyle and health behaviours, particularly around midlife (from age 40 to 60), are associated with reduced risk of developing dementia in late life. In fact, changes in the brain that lead to dementia can start when people are in their 30’s and 40’s.
So look after your brain health to reduce your risk of dementia. It’s never too late or early to start, as brain function can be improved and protected at any age.
Use the BrainyApp Survey to find out how brain healthy you are and complete the Activities to watch your brain health score rise.
For BrainyApp FAQ’s, visit Alzheimer’s Australia’s Your Brain Matters website here
The Bupa Health Foundation helps build a healthier Australian community through its support of important health research, health education and other healthy living programs. Established as a charitable foundation in 2005, the Bupa Health Foundation has partnered in over 60 initiatives nationally, with a combined investment of around $17 million, across its key focus areas: promoting wellness, managing chronic disease, healthy ageing, empowering people about their health; and keeping healthcare affordable. For more Bupa health and wellness resources click here.
About Your Brain Matters
Your Brain Matters is Alzheimer’s Australia’s dementia risk reduction program. It is based on the body of scientific evidence that shows what we do, what we eat and how well we look after our health has an impact on our risk of developing dementia. Alzheimer’s Australia is the charity for people with dementia and their families and carers. As the peak body, it provides advocacy, support services, education and information. For more information on dementia risk reduction, visit yourbrainmatters.org.au.