Dementia Australia has released a report on the economic cost of Dementia from 2016 to 2056 in Australia.
Highlighted in this report is the need to prioritise incorporating measures that will reduce your risk of Dementia, including following a Mediterannean style diet.
“We know that what is good for your heart is also good for your brain. There are things you can do to reduce your risk of dementia.
Firstly, look after your heart – treatment of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and obesity is necessary for good heart health and is likely also to protect brain health.
Increase physical activity to the nationally recommended 30 minutes a day for adults and eat a healthy Mediterranean-style diet, high in omega 3, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats – found in fish and olive oil. Limiting the intake of saturated and trans fats, which are often found in take away and sweets, can also lower the dementia risk.”
Click here to read the report.
Based on the latest scientific research, Maggie has teamed up with Professor Ralph Martins and created more than 200 recipes that help provide the nutrients we need for optimum brain health.
To get your copy of “Maggie’s Recipe for Life” and take the first step to Alzheimer’s prevention click here.
The proceeds from Maggie’s Recipe for Life will be shared between the Maggie Beer Foundation and the Lions Alzheimer’s Research Foundation.