New BrainyApp launches today
09 November, 2011
It's official! BrainyApp is here and available for free download on the App Store. We would love you to download the app and share it with your friends, colleagues and family.
BrainyApp was developed by Alzheimer's Australia, together with the Bupa Health Foundation, to raise awareness of the risk factors for Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, and to help you live a brain healthy life.
There are 267,000 Australians currently living with dementia, with this number increasing to around 580,000 within the next 20 years. But there is something you can do to reduce your risk.
Scientific evidence tells us that certain lifestyle and health behaviours, particularly around midlife, are associated with reduced risk of developing dementia in late life. In fact, the changes in the brain that lead to dementia can start when people are in their 30s and 40s. So look after your brain health to reduce your risk of dementia.
It’s never too late or early to start, as brain function can be improved and protected at any age. Use the BrainyApp Survey to find out how brain healthy you are and complete the Activities to watch your brain health score rise.
You can download the app here for your iPhone or iPad and share the link with your friends. Once you have downloaded the app, check out our Facebook Page and enter the BrainyApp competition for a shot at winning a brand new Apple iPad 2! The competition closes on 29 November, 2011.