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Sport & Exercise


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Lifelong participation in sport and exercise has many benefits for supporting the health of your brain. 
Our aim is to provide relevant information and resources to help you make informed decisions on the best ways to look after the health of your brain, before, during and after sport. 

The resources below offer support for anyone interested in sport and exercise, whether you are a player, coach, or parent. 


Watch current players ask the experts about rugby and brain health.

We are working with sporting bodies to develop new educational courses and health services, which will launch soon. We will share details here and on social media to keep you updated.

Sign up below to join our brain health sport & exercise community and be the first to know about new developments, training and education opportunities.

"Brain Health in sport and exercise is an increasingly important area, and there are many known positive lifestyle actions we can take to support brain health for the long-term"
- Dr James Robson MBE, Chief Medical Officer, Scottish Rugby 



Regular exercise and physical activity can help with managing many areas relevant to protecting your brain health. Click on the boxes below for advice and resources to help guide you. 

Keep checking back for new content being added and also check out the further resources section at the bottom of this page. If you have suggestions for other areas that you’d like to see covered here contact us.

Use the resources here to help build your brain health toolkit

Brain Injury

What do we currently know about head injury, sport and dementia

Manage pain

What do we currently know about head injury, sport and dementia

Stop smoking

What do we currently know about head injury, sport and dementia


What do we currently know about head injury, sport and dementia

Lifelong learning

It's important to pick up new, challenging skills & interests 

throughout life to keep our brains active. Why not learn a new language or musical instrument?

Social involvement

Stay sociable and keep connected. Why not explore volunteering with your local sports club?

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Research Opportunities

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PREVENT Dementia

(UK & Ireland)

The PREVENT Dementia Rugby Cohort is looking for volunteers aged 40-59 who have played elite or professional rugby to take part

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Join Dementia Research


Anyone can sign up to the Join Dementia Research register. The service matches you to studies you may be able to take part in online, nationally and in your local area

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Brain Health Registry


The Brain Health Registry is open to everyone. Sign up, complete some online brain tests and  help speed up the discovery of treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, depression, PTSD, and other brain disorders

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Join the community


We have lots of exciting events and opportunities coming soon. 

Enter your details below and be the first to access the latest developments, training and education opportunities. 

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Further Resources

Note: the information and tools listed on this sports & exercise page have been selected to help individuals understand and maintain their brain health. The information here does not replace any guidance given by other healthcare practitioners. If you have any concerns about changes in your memory or thinking abilities you should seek the advice of your GP.