What's good for the heart is good for the brain
Have a go at completing our ‘Reducing your risk of Dementia Quiz’ to find out about the ways you can reduce your risk of dementia. All of the answers can be found in this section of the website. When you have had a go at the 10 questions, click submit, and you will receive feedback on how you did.
A healthy lifestyle may reduce the risk of developing certain types of dementia. Dementia is not a normal part of getting older, but the risk of developing dementia does increase with age.
It is also likely that a mixture of our age, genes, environment and lifestyle contribute to whether we develop dementia.
There is currently no way we can completely prevent dementia, but research suggests there may be some simple things we can do to reduce the risk of developing certain types of dementia.
Did you know that living a healthy lifestyle may reduce your risk of developing certain types of dementia in the same way that it can reduce your risk of having heart disease or a stroke? By keeping your body healthy – especially your heart – you can help to keep your brain healthy too. This is because some forms of dementia (such as Vascular Dementia) are caused by a reduction of blood-flow to the brain.
The following steps will not only help you feel better and reduce your risk of developing dementia, but will also help protect you from other health risks such as cancer, heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
Don’t wait, act now – you’re never too young to reduce your risk.
Sharing the power of music for people living with dementia in the area through free webinars
Community groups in the area are being encouraged to help bring the power of personal music to help those living with dementia by setting up a Playlist for Life Help Point.
Online singing groups for people with dementia
Researchers at the University of Nottingham are looking for people to take part in a new study about the benefits of online group singing for people with dementia and their carers.
Soothe vaccination anxiety with a dose of music
Vaccinations can cause anxiety, especially for those with an impairment, disability or condition such as dementia. Music can significantly lower stress levels before, during and after vaccinations.