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  • Writer's pictureCheryl Osborne

‘Future proof’ your brain

Professor Karrin Anstey, Senior Principal Research Scientist at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), reports the emerging view among researchers is that ‘what is good for your heart is good for your brain’. Prof Anstey has nine key recommendations for people concerned about maintaining a healthy brain and staving off cognitive decline, which she refers to as ‘future-proofing’ for your brain. Professor Anstey’s nine key recommendations to support brain health: Get physical; maintain a healthy weight; stop smoking; watch blood pressure; manage chronic conditions; avoid brain injuries; be socially engaged and stay mentally alert. (For more information refer to Alzheimer’s WA website and search for Professor Karrin Anstey.)

What is good for your heart is good for your brain!

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