Dec 7, 2011

Brainy App Now Available in UK

Now available to people in the UK, BrainyApp helps users monitor and improve the physical, mental, dietary and social aspects of their lifestyle.

Alzheimer's Reading Room

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.

"People need to start thinking about their brain health earlier in life. The changes in the brain that lead to dementia can start when people are in their 30s and 40s,"

Although the evidence is still developing, we are learning that there are a wide range of lifestyle choices and activities that can improve brain health, and which in turn may reduce the risk of dementia." -- Dr Michael Valenzuela, head of the Regenerative Neuroscience Group at the University of New South Wales


'BrainyApp' is available as a free download for users of iPhone, iPod and iPad devices from the App Store.

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App features:
  • Brain health survey – see what your brain health score is and receive personalised recommendations on what you can do to improve your brain health
  • Brain games – give your brain a work out with interesting and challenging games
  • Activities – add to your brain health points with a range of activities including exercise, eating well, getting health checks, keeping your mind active and managing your smoking and alcohol intake
  • Monitor your Brain Health Points and track your progress over time
  • Get a daily fact sent to you from BrainyApp
  • Share facts and your brain health scores with friends and family

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Original content Bob DeMarco, the Alzheimer's Reading Room