Looking after our brain health as we age is just as important as looking after our physical and emotional health. Our brains are responsible for our ability to function socially, emotionally, intellectually, and physically via our senses, motor skills and behaviour. Good brain health can have positive impacts throughout our lives and contribute to our overall wellbeing.
The risk of dementia increases as we get older, so it’s important to seek help if changes to thinking or memory become noticeable. The good news is it is possible to live well with dementia with good support, and there are also things women can do to reduce our risk of dementia and preserve our cognition for as long as possible.