Am I at risk?

Information about the early signs and symptoms of dementia, the role of heredity in dementia, managing the risk factors and advice on reducing the risk of developing dementia. 

Diagnosing dementia

Information about the early signs of dementia, the importance of early and correct diagnosis and the ways in which it is diagnosed.

Genetics of dementia

People affected by dementia are often concerned about whether the condition can be passed along in families. This page discusses the role of heredity in Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

Risk factors

Some of the risk factors associated with dementia can be managed through lifestyle changes or appropriate medical treatments. 

Your Brain Matters

Your Brain Matters is Alzheimer’s Australia’s dementia risk reduction program.

It provides advice about reducing the risk of developing dementia and promotes a ‘brain healthy’ lifestyle. Dementia cannot yet be prevented or cured, so it’s important for us to be aware of what we can do to reduce the risk of developing dementia.


BrainyApp was developed by Alzheimer’s Australia and 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.