What we do
DEVELOPED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ALZHEIMER SCOTLAND,
AND FUNDED BY THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT, BRAIN HEALTH SCOTLAND
• Expert advice about brain health research, policy and healthcare
• Promotion of positive brain health in collaboration with Public Health Scotland
and other partners
• Support to ensure health professionals can provide personalised prevention plans
• Opportunities to join brain health clinics
and research programmes across Scotland
Brain Health Scotland has been established with the singular objective of reducing the incidence of dementia over the next 10 years.
We achieve our success by establishing long-standing partnerships with organisations that share our vision
of a future free from the fear of brain disease.
We promote brain health through two key programmes:
Brain Health Engagement:
We promote awareness of the principles of brain health across all walks of life. We work with partners in education, nutrition and fitness, as well as employers and sports associations to promote positive brain health.
Our programmes include educational outreach from primary school years onwards, health promotion campaigns and management of known risk factors.
We place specific emphasis on equity of access, addressing the needs of people living
in more challenging socioeconomic circumstances.
Brain Health Services:
We are developing Scotland’s first brain health clinics, at which patients will access the information and interventions they need to protect their brain.
We also provide opportunities to join research programmes, so everyone can join the effort to better
understand brain health and disease.
Through all our activities, we expect that in future fewer people will develop Alzheimer’s disease in Scotland, but for those who do, we will work to ensure they access the best assessments,
treatments and care anywhere in the world.
Brain Health Scotland has been commissioned to produce national policy documents that will include the first Brain Health Strategy for Scotland as well as a Scottish Brain Health and Dementia Research Strategy.
What you can do
YOU CAN GET INVOLVED
WITH BRAIN HEALTH SCOTLAND.
1. Join research
Taking part in brain health research is for everyone and is one of the greatest ways to impact future success: Join Dementia Research
2. Learn about brain health
We run a free online learning course all about Understanding Brain Health. Visit the course on FutureLearn
3. Partner with us
We are keen to work with partners from areas. If you are keen embed brain health in your work, school or community, we would love to hear from you. Discover ways your organisation can support our work
4. Stay in touch with us
Join our mailing list so we can keep in regular contact and let you know the latest developments and brain health opportunities in your area.
All Brain Health Scotland data is held on the principle of open access, if you would like to know
more please contact us