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Dementia

Being brain healthy is important at any age, whether you’re young, old or in between.

Importantly, scientific research suggests that living a brain healthy life, particularly in mid-life, may reduce a person’s risk of developing dementia later in life. However, there are no guarantees as dementia cannot yet be prevented or cured.

To live a brain healthy life, you need to look after your brain, your body and your heart. They are all important.

Worried about your memory?

Feeling forgetful or confused? Finding out if there’s a problem is the first step to getting help.

Changes in memory have a number of possible causes that may include stress, depression, pain, chronic illness, medication or alcohol… and sometimes it is an early sign of dementia.

If you or someone you know is concerned has memory concerns, it is best to speak to a doctor about it or call:

National Dementia Helpline: 1800 100 500 (An interpreter service is available)

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