We are tremendously proud to host Brain Health Scotland and it is good to hear the rest of the UK are beginning to recognise the importance of developing a brain health strategy, as Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK) announced today. We are very fortunate in Scotland to have the full support of Scottish Government and the dementia community, and are well on the road to developing this further.
The growing momentum of numerous brain health initiatives around the world helps amplify a positive message of empowerment - that we can all take active steps to protect our brain health.
We are very pleased to see Brain Health Scotland play a leading role in this growing international movement, prioritising brain healthy actions across the life-course, and are encouraged to see the majority of respondents in the ARUK survey listing ‘improving or maintaining brain health’ as a stronger motivator than ‘reducing dementia risk’ when it comes to making healthy lifestyle choices.
We look forward to sharing our knowledge with this new campaign to expand the reach of positive brain health messaging to everyone across Scotland, the UK and beyond.
Henry Simmons, Associate Director of Brain Health Scotland and Chief Executive of Alzheimer Scotland said:
"We are delighted with the progress of Brain Health Scotland and how far in advance we are here in Scotland, and great to see the rest of the UK following suit. We are looking forward to rolling out the development of demonstrator sites and hosting open access brain health clinics within Alzheimer Scotland’s local Dementia Resource Centres in key areas throughout Scotland, and we will continue to share and develop our learning across the UK platform."
If you would like to find out more about Brain Health Scotland visit: https://www.brainhealth.scot/