A brain health app has been launched in Britain by the Bupa Health Foundation and Alzheimer’s Australia.
Based on latest research that links brain health and a reduced risk of dementia, to a healthy heart and cardiovascular system, ‘BrainyApp’ is the first dementia risk reduction iPhone app. It helps users monitor and improve the physical, mental, dietary and social aspects of their life style.
Jeremy Hughes, chief executive, Alzheimer’s Society, said ‘Most people know how to reduce their risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke but they don’t realise that the same healthy lifestyle choices may also lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other kinds of dementia. The idea is that what is good for the heart is also good for the brain.’
‘BrainyApp’ is available as a free download for users of iPhone, iPod and iPad devices. More information from www.bupa.co.uk/brainy-app