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21 day Brain Challenge

Three members of the Great Lakes leadership team will take part in a 21 day Your Brain Matters Brain Challenge.

The participants, Councillor Leigh Vaughan, General Manager Glenn Handford and Director of Corporate and Community Services Steve Embry will take up the 21 Day Challenge from 1 August, which involves doing something to challenge their brain every day for 21 days.

Why are they doing the 21 day challenge?

Alzheimer’s Australia reports that the Great Lakes Local Government Area has the highest incidence of dementia in NSW.  By 2050, diagnoses of dementia are expected to increase by 368% in our area alone.

Australia-wide, Alzheimer’s Australia expects to see an increase from the 1,700 reported weekly in 2013 to a staggering 7,400 cases per week in 2050.

By 2060 spending on dementia is expected to outstrip any other health condition at more than $83 billion.
Councillor Leigh Vaughan, General Manager Glenn Handford and Director of Corporate and Community Services Steve Embry have responded to these sobering statistics by taking up the 21 Day Challenge, which involves doing something to challenge their brain every day for 21 days.

Alzheimer’s Australia’s
The Your Brain Matters Program recommends five simple steps to maximise your brain health:

  1. look after your heart
  2. do some kind of physical activity
  3. mentally challenge your brain
  4. follow a healthy diet
  5. enjoy social activity
    More information

Online Brain Training

You’ll find the following links on the SCW under the heading Community | Brain Training

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