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Dementia-proof your diet and lifestyle

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The Food for the Brain charity focuses on helping people make simple, positive changes that will give your brain and memory an upgrade and dementia-proof your diet and lifestyle in the future

A free on-line Cognitive Function Test, available at not only shows how your brain is working, but there’s also a simple questionnaire about your diet and lifestyle that identifies the key changes that will make the most difference to dementia- proofing your future.

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  • An NHS and University College of London study reported that nine in ten found the test useful.

1.     Eat less sugar and refined carbs

2.     Eat fish and omega-3 fish oils

3.     Supplement B vitamins

4.     Increase antioxidant rich in fruit and veg

5.     Have an active lifestyle

6.     Sleep well

Patrick is a founder and CEO of the charity, is the voluntary director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Project. He is a retired visiting professor, specialising in nutrition and mental health, author of 46 books and is in the Orthomolecular Medicine Hall of Fame. In 1984 he founded the Institute for Optimum Nutrition. He is also the voluntary Secretary of the Scientific Advisory Board

What happens when you register?

The first step, before taking the test is to ‘register’.

  • We need your email to send you your results, and to remind you annually to retake the test, which is a condition of use of the Cognitive Function Test because your progress becomes part of the hundreds of thousands of people taking the test to enable us to research what really helps prevent dementia.
  • You select a password, which can be your name or email, to give you access to your results as they change over time.
  • Your data is strictly confidential to you and ‘anonymised’ for our research purposes
  • When you register it emails you to ‘Thank you for subscribing to Food for the Brain. You will now receive our newsletters, invitations to webinars and other events and breakthrough research in areas of your interest.’

Does it then email you a link or can you go straight into the test?

  • You can go straight into it.

How long does the test take?

20 minutes

Click below for more information:

Cognitive Function Test | Food for the Brain Foundation

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