In 2019, there is an estimated 447,115 Australians living with dementia. Without a medical breakthrough, the number of people with dementia is expected to increase to 589,807 by 2028 and 1,076,129 by 2058.
But, there is something you can do to reduce your risk. Scientific evidence tells us that certain lifestyle and health behaviours, particularly around midlife, are associated with reduced risk of developing dementia in late life. So, look after your brain health to reduce your risk of dementia. It’s never too early or late to start, as brain health can be improved and protected at any age.
Dementia Australia in partnership with Bupa Health Foundation developed the BrainyApp to raise awareness of the risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, and to help you be brain healthy and it’s completely free.
So give it a go: https://brainyapp.com.au/
And if you would like to support Dementia Australia to continue to provide such valuable resources please click here: https://give.everydayhero.com/au/cape-to-cape-with-jl-fitness
No donation is too small, they can be made anonymously through the website and all donations over $2 are tax deductible!