Dementia Australia is this week reminding all Australians ‘Your Brain Matters’ as part of Brain Awareness Week March 12 to 18 – a global campaign to increase public awareness around the benefits of maintaining a healthy brain, and potentially reducing the risk of developing conditions such as dementia.
Dementia Australia Medical Advisor Professor Michael Woodward said it’s never too late to look after our most important health asset, reminding all Australians to be proactive when it comes to brain health.
“There are currently 425,000 Australians living with dementia, and without a medical breakthrough this number is expected to increase to over one million people by 2056,” Professor Woodward said.
“There is a considerable amount of research that reiterates, looking after your brain, at any age, could improve your current health and significantly reduce the risk of developing dementia in the future.”
To coincide with Brain Health Awareness Week, Dementia Australia highlights the ‘Your Brian Matters’ initiative to emphasise how preventative health measures can benefit your brain and overall health.
The five steps to maximise your brain health include: —