Good habits for
a healthy brain
benefits associated with healthy lifestyle habits are well
documented. Avoiding bad habits will help reduce your risk
of dementia in later years.
Risks associated with smoking include vascular
degeneration, stroke and heart disease – all of which have
been associated with increased risk of dementia.
It is recommended that you drink moderately
and have two alcohol-free days a week. Moderate alcohol use
may be protective of cognitive decline, but there is
insufficient evidence to promote alcohol consumption to
Stress has been associated with an increased
risk of dementia through the link between stress and
depression and depression and dementia. Exercise,
meditation, yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates or walking the dog are
just some ways in which you can de-stress your life.
Get a good night’s sleep
Lack of sleep and sleep
disturbance that can sometimes result from snoring has been
associated with cognitive impairment. Further studies in
this area are required, but people experiencing sleep
disorders should seek medical advice.
Source: Alzheimer's Australia