There are many simple steps you can take to keep your cognitive abilities, like memory, problem solving and planning, in good shape.

The Better Health Channel recommends the following 7 steps*:

  1. Exercise your brain

  2. Stay socially engaged

  3. Avoid excess alcohol consumption

  4. Enjoy a brain healthy diet

  5. Stay physically active

  6. Look after your heart

  7. Protect your head against injury

*Source: Dementia - reducing your risk, Better Health Channel.

We are lucky to have many fantastic facilities, clubs and community groups in Boroondara where you can check off just about everything on that list!

Find an activity to suit you

We've created a searchable directory to make it easier for you to find a brain boosting activity you might enjoy. Click the 'find activities' button below to see what's on offer.

Add life to your years

Learn, socialise, exercise, get creative!

Support for those living with dementia

For those living with or supporting someone with dementia, you will find many useful resources, including access to counselling and support groups, via the Dementia Australia website (formerly Alzheimers Australia).

Creating Connections

Creative art sessions for people with young onset dementia.

Find more health information

You can use the Victorian Government's Better Health Channel tool below to find quality assured, reliable, up to date and easy to understand health information on dementia.*

*The Better Health Channel website is managed and authorised by the Department of Health and Human Services, State Government of Victoria, Australia. The site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.

Content on the City of Boroondara website is provided for information purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. This information is not intended to replace advice from your doctor or other registered health professional.

Need advice now?

NURSE-ON-CALL provides immediate, expert health advice from a registered nurse, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 1300 60 60 24.

If your situation is an emergency, you should always call 000 or go to an emergency department at a hospital.

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