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Read our latest posts on protecting your brain health.

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.

Reducing our risk of dementia: “It’s never too early to start and never too late”

In the run up to Dementia Action Week (17-23 May 2021), Prof Alistair Burns, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry at The University of Manchester, explains why we should act now on brain health, whatever age we are.

Setting brain healthy habits this spring

Hilary Evans, Chief Executive of Alzheimer’s Research UK, talks to us about taking on a new challenge this spring, following the birth of her second child.

“Small steps can make a difference”

Last year Gill Livingston, professor of psychiatry of older people at UCL, led researchers from around the world on a landmark report on dementia prevention. In this post, Gill discusses her hopes for the nation’s brain health beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

Your brain health questions answered

There are so many sources of information at our fingertips and new stories in the media each week claiming that different activities or foods can either cause or cure dementia. It can be difficult to know what information to pay attention to.

Dementia – a diagnosis without blame, shame or guilt

Sometimes it feels like almost everything we do, eat and drink can affect our risk of developing a disease. The list feels endless and sometimes overwhelming. And dementia is no different.

So, we’ve answered the most common questions we get about risk!

It’s time we started thinking brain health

Like so many families, Suzi Perry’s has felt the sadness and guilt that dementia causes. That’s why she’s supporting this movement to do all we can protect our brain health.