World Alzheimer’s Month 2023Jade Cockburn2023-09-05T08:00:18+01:00
September is World Alzheimer’s Month, it’s never too early or too late to take action to look after your brain health. Join us to raise awareness for dementia and the lifestyle changes that can help reduce your chances of developing it.
September is World Alzheimer's Month. It's Never Too Early or Never Too Late to reduce the risk of developing dementia. There are ways to boost your brain health and to support the health and wellbeing of people with dementia.
Learn more: www.understandtogether.ie/about-dementia/what-is-dementia/am-i-at-risk-/
Physical activity is important for brain health and has been shown to reduce the risk of dementia. It’s Never Too Early, or too late to get active. Adults should aim for 150 minutes of exercise a week, this equates to a brisk 30min walk, 5 days a week.
Did you know that people with hearing loss are more at risk of developing dementia? If you’ve noticed a change, book a hearing test or visit a GP. If needed, using hearing aids may help reduce the risk.
Learn more: www.hellobrain.eu/en/brainhealth/project?id=mind-your-hearing
Over 64k people have dementia in Ireland. It’s never too early to build dementia inclusive communities, or too late to show you care.
Supporting people to stay connected can help slow progression and improve outcomes: www.understandtogether.ie/get-involved
The Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland will be sharing a helpful calendar of activities taking place across the county and online during World Alzheimer's Month.
Find out more and sign up for local and national events at: https://alzheimer.ie/
Smoking increases your risk of developing dementia. It’s Never Too Late, stopping later in life can still reduce the risk. If you’re ready to quit, the HSE QUIT team are ready to help.
For free support call 1800 201 203 or visit www.quit.ie
It’s Never Too Early or too late to take action to reduce your risk of developing dementia. Eating a healthy, nutrient rich and balanced diet and maintaining a healthy weight are changes you can make to help.
Learn more: www.understandtogether.ie/training-resources/hello-brain/
Reducing alcohol consumption can reduce your risk of developing dementia. Weekly low risk guidelines are no more than 17 standard drinks a week for men or 11 for women.
For more information and support call the HSE Alcohol Helpline on 1800 459 459 or visit www.askaboutalcohol.ie
Keeping up with hobbies can help to reduce your risk of developing dementia and slow progression. The Azure programme is #dementiainclusive Our partners at IMMA and the National Gallery both have activities for all to enjoy.
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