Your Brain Matters is a program that guides you on how to look after your brain health.  It is based on scientific evidence that a number of health and lifestyle factors are associated with brain function and the risk of developing dementia.

Being brain healthy is relevant at any age, whether you’re young, old or in between.  Importantly, scientific research suggests that living a brain healthy life, particularly during mid-life, may reduce a person’s risk of developing dementia. However, there are no guarantees as dementia cannot yet be prevented or cured.

To see the evidence, click on each of the sections below.

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.