Brain Awareness Week - Are you looking after your brain?

International Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is the global campaign to increase public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research. The Neuroknowledge and Perth Brain Centre  is an official partner of International Brain Awareness Week, which starts on the 12 March this year.

Studies show that more than 90% of us say that brain health is very important. Research also shows that we feel that keeping our brain healthy is important to be able to enjoy everyday life, and to be able maintain independence and a good memory as we get older. On average most people think that we should be making plans for our future brain health in our mid-thirties.

Research shows that a lifestyle that prioritises physical health and mental well-being can have a significant impact on brain health and cognitive function (such as how fast you think, how well you make decisions and how well you remember things). In particular, several key factors are known to promote good brain health and these are: Regular physical exercise, a healthy well-balanced diet, effective stress management, good sleep, mental challenge, and avoiding drugs, smoking and alcohol.

Source: Youtube - CANTAB Insight is an analytical assessment tool to enable quick and accurate measurement of brain function and cognitive health across multiple domains.

Brain Awareness Week is the perfect time to reflect on your lifestyle and take steps to optimise your future brain health. Accurately measuring cognitive function can be a first step to improving your brain health and The Perth Brain Centre provides the latest in cognitive testing for adults of all ages. “Cutting-edge” technology, developed by the leading global provider of computerised cognitive assessments and validated by over 30 years of research, allows us to accurately test cognitive function with results available immediately in a clear personalised report that is easy to understand.

So, ask yourself are you doing everything you can to look after your brain for today, tomorrow and the years ahead ?

The Perth Brain Centre has been helping West Australians for over 10 years, and if you would like more information about how we can help you or someone you know please contact us (08) 65003277 or

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