Health ANU’s world-first dementia risk reduction online program has proven effective

ANU’s world-first dementia risk reduction online program has proven effective

Researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) have developed a world-first dementia risk reduction online program called Body Brain Life. The new program has proven effective in helping people lower their risk of developing dementia.

According to their research, an estimated 1 million people could have a form of dementia by 2050 without a medical breakthrough or access to a major public health intervention program. Professor Kaarin Anstey, Director of ANU Centre for Research on Ageing, Health & Wellbeing, and his colleagues developed the program to combat this frightening statistic. The aim of their online program is to arm people that have known dementia risk factors with advice to reduce their risk of developing dementia with healthy lifestyle activities.

The trial of the program found that participants in their 50s who had a high risk of dementia that followed the program were able to significantly lower their risk profile for late-life dementia. Body Brain Life is now rolled-out for use in general practice.

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