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Exercises for the brain... that's positive!

by Banana Crumble | Feb 16, 2019

Did you know that exercising your brain may reduce a decline in your brain health. Going to the gym works your muscles so why not work your brain too.

Have you heard of the GameChanger research project? It is led by the University of Oxford and supported by The Alzheimer’s Society. The aim of the research project is to help lead to a breakthrough in diagnosing dementia in individuals earlier than is currently possible, and therefore use this information to develop new treatments.

The Alzheimers Society are encouraging as many people as possible to become GameChangers by downloading their free app and playing some brain games for five minutes every day over the course of the month. Anyone who is 18 and over and doesn’t have dementia can play and they’ll be helping a really important research project, as well as having fun!

You can find out a bit more about the app and project, as well as becoming a GameChanger, here: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/Care-and-cure-magazine/winter-18/become-gamechanger

Every New Year people come up with New Year’s Resolutions, most of which revolve around keeping fit and healthy. We think about our bodies but not necessarily about keeping our brains healthy. Why don’t you have a look and sign up. I have and started my month of playing games last week and hopefully as well as having fun I am helping with vital research into dementia. I was a bit concerned that I wouldn’t be able to do the tasks but it is very straight forward and actually I am enjoying the challenge. I am sure that everyone can find five minutes and that is all it takes. Everyone spends much more than that on their phones!! Helping with research, keeping your brain healthy and having fun. Definitely a win win!!!

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