While browsing the web recently, I stumbled onto a fantastic resource that I wanted to share with you all. About a year ago, the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health launched a new site called HealthyBrains. The website is centered around the six pillars of brain health: physical exercise, food/nutrition, medical health, sleep/relaxation, mental fitness, and social interaction. The goal of the site is to allow everyday people to take their brain health into their own hands. There are so many simple ways to incorporate small lifestyle changes that can dramatically reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s and other neurocognitive disorders.
One of my favorite parts about the site is the Brain Health Checkup, a free quiz that takes around 20 minutes to complete. It asks you a variety of questions about your lifestyle and medical history to calculate a Brain Health Index (BHI), a score between 0 and 100. The higher the score, the better your odds of minimizing your dementia risk based on the latest scientific research. After receiving your score, you can read personalized tips on how to improve your BHI. Your information is saved so that you can retake the checkup later and see how your brain health has improved. You can also take a memory test and see how your brain stacks up against others.
This is such an easy way to learn how to improve your brain health. I highly recommend that you check it out, no matter your age. Click here to visit the site!