1. Keeping socially active AND keeping physically active are very important when it comes to keeping our brains healthy. Dr Kennelly showed two short videos on the night. These are part of a wider series of videos about brain health and they can all be found using the link below:
Click here for all of the FreeDem videos
2. Just as there are many things that we can do as we age to keep our brains healthy, some things are not so good for our memory: for example, smoking, alcohol, sleeping tablets. There are other conditions such as high blood pressure and Type II Diabetes that can also be harmful and it is important that your check in with your GP regularly in order to keep these under control.
3. A Memory Clinic, like the memory service in Connolly Hospital, is there to support people who are worried about their memory. They help figure out if there is an underlying cause and how to manage and support changes in memory to keep people as well as possible for as long as possible. Dr Kennelly talked about why getting support is important. Dr Kennelly provided everyone with a handout that describes some of these reasons.