We’re asking all MPs to Think Brain Health

Only a third of people in the UK realise that it’s possible to reduce their dementia risk. Just as you can improve other parts of your physical health, you can improve your brain health, making it harder for diseases to take hold.

Help inspire your constituents and tell us what action you’ll take to keep your brain healthy.

Please join our campaign to Think Brain Health

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  • Example: "I am going to commit to staying mentally active by completing a cross word each day."

Which MPs are already taking action?

    Richard Thomson

    Gordon

    I will: Stay physically active

    "By making more of an effort to walk and cycle wherever possible."

    Selaine Saxby MP

    North Devon

    I will: Stay physically active

    "I have purchased an exercise bike with a desk on it so I can work and exercise simultaneously and commit to an hour of cycling a day."

    Kirsten Oswald

    East Renfrewshire

    I will: Stay mentally active

    "I am going to commit to staying mentally active by doing one short Gaelic lesson on Duolingo every day."

    Wendy Chamberlain

    North East Fife

    I will: Stay physically active

    "During the pandemic, I've been keeping active by running and exercising at home. I will commit to staying physically active by getting back to shinty training and playing when I can."

    Douglas Ross

    Moray

    I will: Stay physically active

    "Staying active is not a problem with my two year old son running me off my feet. He is always keen to get out in the garden so between meetings and my daily run I am enjoying the extra fresh air and staying fit."

    Elliot Colburn MP

    Carshalton and Wallington

    I will: Stay physically active

    "I've been trying to be more physically active, particularly because - as is the case for so many of us - much of my day is sat on meetings behind a screen. Luckily my partner and I have two dogs, so there's always the opportunity for a walk!"

    Fleur Anderson

    Putney

    I will: Stay physically active

    "I will go on a walk or bike ride every day to keep physically active."

    Bell Ribeiro-Addy

    Streatham

    I will: Keep socially engaged

    "I am going to commit to keeping socially engaged by hosting more online meetings with constituents and campaign groups as well as friends and family."

    Richard Burgon MP

    Leeds East

    I will: Eat a balanced diet

    "As a busy MP I am working 24/7 so although I am always mentally active, Alzheimer's Research UK has reminded me why it's important to take the time out to go for that walk or cook that healthy dinner, so I will do my best to do this in future."

    Simon Fell

    Barrow and Furness

    I will: Stay physically active

    "I am going to commit to staying physically active by completing a bike ride into work each day."

    Toby Perkins MP

    Chesterfield

    I will: Stay physically active

    "I have been endeavouring to stay physically healthy, having recently taken up running and also to do regular Sudoku challenges to ensure my brain remains dexterous."

    Wera Hobhouse MP

    Bath

    I will: Keep socially engaged

    "Become a member of a choir, once I stop being the MP."

    Ruth Jones

    Newport West

    I will: Stay mentally active

    "I am going to commit to staying mentally active by completing a puzzle each week, as well as continue to read and engage with friends and family via zoom and telephone calls."

    Rt Hon Sir Mike Penning MP

    Hemel Hempstead

    I will: Stay physically active

    "I will join the Gadebridge Park Run when I can and join the BBC Couch to 5K Challenge. When that is not possible walk in the beautiful Chiltern Hills."

    Liz Twist

    Blaydon

    I will: Keep socially engaged

    "I am going to commit to staying socially engaged by playing an active part in my community and volunteering."

    Mark Eastwood

    Dewsbury

    I will: Eat a balanced diet

    "I am going to eat more vegetables in my diet and eat more oily fish to increase my omega-three intake."

    Jeff Smith

    Manchester, Withington

    I will: Stay physically active

    "I am going to cycle into parliament whenever I am able"

    Dave Doogan

    Angus

    I will: Stay physically active

    "I am going to support my brain health by increasing my daily exercise and making time to read more (non-political) books."

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