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Read our latest posts on protecting your brain health.

The science behind staying sharp

Staying sharp is one of our three simple rules for better brain health, but what does this mean in practice?

Air pollution and brain health, is it all smoke and mirrors?

You may have read news stories about a link between air pollution and neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s disease. But what’s the nature of this link?

How quitting smoking could be the next step you take for better brain health

If you smoke and have thought about quitting, or you’re just interested in learning about the science behind smoking and dementia, this is the post for you.

‘Find your tribe’ – Anneka’s brain health challenge

TV star and broadcaster Anneka Rice tells us why looking after her brain health is such an important part of her life after caring for both her parents with dementia, and why it’s good to terrify yourself sometimes.

How does your hearing affect dementia risk?

In 2020, a study reviewing risk factors for dementia suggested people with unaddressed midlife hearing loss may be up to five times more likely to have the condition than those without hearing loss.

Dreaming of a world without dementia: all you need to know about sleep and dementia

Getting a good night’s sleep can help us feel sharper and healthier, but the links between sleep and dementia are complex. In this post we explore the latest research.

Love your brain with all your heart

Our 2021 Dementia Attitudes Monitor shows that although knowledge of the diseases that cause the condition is improving, understanding of how we can influence dementia risk, and particularly the link between heart and brain health, is lagging behind.

Could an internet-based intervention help reduce dementia risk in the over 75s?

Linda Barnes talks to us about an exciting study exploring whether an internet-based intervention could encourage healthy lifestyle changes in older adults who are at a higher risk of developing dementia.

parkrun could be one of your brain healthy habits

Chrissie Wellington OBE, parkrun’s Global Lead for Health and Wellbeing, talks to us about how the reopening of parkruns can help you achieve your Think Brain Health goals.

It’s time to make the brain the guest of honour

Actress Tanya Franks (EastEnders, Broadchurch, Pulling) shares her family’s experiences of Alzheimer’s disease, how she balances her work with her passion for running, and why she feels a focus on brain health is long overdue.