Alzheimer’s Research UK | January 2021| One in 10 UK adults say brain health has deteriorated in pandemic
A poll conducted by Alzheimer’s Research UK shows that 14 per cent of UK adults feel that brain health has declined since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Two thirds of the respondents in this survey said they would consider making changes to improve their health as a result of the pandemic.
The charity’s findings in the poll, underline that people’s awareness of dementia has increased, 16 per cent of respondents reporting an increased awareness. The charity believes now is the opportune time to support people to take positive action, particularly with new lockdown measures in place.
To this end they have launched a new campaign Think Brain Health, which aims to increase awareness of three rules for improving brain health:
- Looking after heart health, by exercising regularly, eating a healthy diet and keeping blood pressure, weight and cholesterol in check.
- Staying sharp, by taking part in activities that keep the brain active.
- And keeping connected, by staying socially active and connecting with other people.
Alzheimer’s Research UK One in 10 UK adults say brain health has deteriorated in pandemic