At Brain Health Network, our mission is to help people keep their brain healthy as they age – lowering risk, and staying sharp
Well, that’s what we’re all about - brain health.
We want to help everyone take simple steps to keep their brain healthy as they age - to lower the risk of neurodegeneration, and to stay sharp
Maintaining a healthy brain day to day is important, but keeping a focus on this in the long term has wider significance.
Research has begun to indicate that it is possible to lower the risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s – in part by maintaining a healthy brain. This means that it may be possible to prevent or delay the onset of such diseases.
With dementia (which includes Alzheimer’s disease) recognised as one of the greatest global health challenges of the 21st century, the concept of prevention has never been more important.
Brain Health Network is here to help raise awareness of this, and to spread the message that neurodegenerative diseases are not an inevitable part of ageing.
We’re working with researchers and academics at leading institutions around the world to learn more about the latest work they’re doing related to brain health.
We want to help explain their findings and recommendations in a clear and understandable way, so you don’t have to read through any academic journals (but you’ll still be able to find the source material, if you’re interested).
There is a lot we can all do to help look after our brain as the years go by, through simple lifestyle factors – exercise; nutrition (including gut health); sleep; keeping an active mind; and overall healthy living.
Helping people understand this, and to then put recommendations into practice in the most sustainable way possible, is at the core of our mission.
Two key areas that are important to us are being evidence-based and transparent.
As part of this, we’re connected with a global network of academics and researchers who are working to find out more about brain health.
Through this network, we’ve worked closely with an advisory group to ensure our content accurately reflects the scientific evidence, and to stay updated on emerging research.
If you’d be interested in contributing to www.brain.health, or know anyone that would be, we’re always interested in hearing more about research that is being undertaken.
You can contact us here.
Below is a summary from a section on the Alzheimer’s Association website, which is useful in explaining how to interpret prevention research.
Alzheimer’s Association (2021) Understanding prevention research