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BrainyApp was developed by Alzheimer's Australia in partnership with Bupa Health Foundation to raise awareness of the risk factors for Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, and to help you be brain healthy.

There are more than 413,106 Australians currently living with dementia. Without a medical breakthrough, the number of people with dementia is expected to be almost 1,100,890 by 2056.

There is something you can do to reduce your risk. Scientific evidence tells us that certain lifestyle and health behaviours, particularly around midlife, are associated with reduced risk of developing dementia in late life. In fact, the changes in the brain that lead to dementia can start when people are in their 30s and 40s. So, look after your brain health to reduce your risk of dementia. It's never too early or late to start, as brain health can be improved and protected at any age. Use the BrainyApp survey to find out how brain healthy you are. Commit to regular activities to improve your health.

You can download BrainyApp from the Apple and Google app stores. Or use BrainyApp on your computer, at

What can I do with BrainyApp? 

Complete the brain health survey, which asks questions about your current physical, social and mental activity, cardiovascular health, diet, smoking and drinking habits. The brain-heart health score achieved indicates how brain healthy your current lifestyle is.

Engage in the recommended activities to improve in areas that may be increasing your dementia risk. Completing more activities leads to more brain-heart points. Watch your score and your brain-heart health improve over time, and share your score on Facebook to earn extra points. Activities include two brain games to help you exercise your memory, language and motor control skills.

Learn interesting facts about dementia, the brain and how to keep your brain healthy.

Share facts on Facebook to spread the word about dementia risk reduction and earn extra brain-heart points.


The information contained in BrainyApp is provided for education purposes and is intended to support, not replace, consultation with a medical practitioner and is not to be taken as the giving of medical advice.

While appreciable care has been taken in the preparation of this information, Alzheimer's Australia is not liable for any error or omission, even if negligent.


For help with assessing your health and planning positive changes, check out Bupa's suite of health tools, calculators and apps.

Find information on a wide range of health topics in BUPA's A-Z directory of health pages.

The Bupa Health Foundation helps build a healthier Australia through its support of health research and education and healthy living programs.

The foundation was established as a charitable foundation in 2005.

BrainyApp 1.0
November 2011

BrainyApp was developed by Alzheimer's Australia in partnership with Bupa Health Foundation.

Thank you to the BrainyApp project team of Suha Ali, Dr Maree Farrow, Alison Hallworth, Dr Chris Hatherly and Dr Michael Valenzuela.

Dr Michael Valenzuela created the Word Tennis brain game and provided material from his book Maintain Your Brain.

A very special thank you to Scott Davis who volunteered his time to produce the BrainyApp videos.

We acknowledge the support of the Dementia Collaborative Research Centres.

Thank you also to Josh Guest, Kay McGowan, Dwayne Hoy and the rest of the team at b2Cloud.

BrainyApp 2.0
March 2016

BrainyApp was redesigned by Alzheimer's Australia in partnership with Bupa Health Foundation

Thank you to the BrainyApp project team of Suha Ali, Cassandra Szoeke, Alana Fisher, Robyn Alexander.

Thank you also to Nicholas Cole, Brent Cole and the rest of the team at Hitori, and to Wil Wylie and the team at Plural.

Call the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500 for questions, information, advice.


Your Brain Matters was supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Chronic Disease Prevention and Service Improvement Fund from July 2012 to June 2015.



Dementia Australia would like to acknowledge the Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians and carers of the country of Australia.