Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Unlocking Brain Fitness?

A:  Unlocking Brain Fitness Keys to Dementia Prevention, KEYS for short, is an evidence-based 10-week course addressing modifiable risk factors to lower an individual’s risk for cognitive impairment and related dementias.

Q: What are the 10 KEYS?

A:  There are 10 lifestyle factors that have an impact on brain health. They are:

  1. Eat Well
  2. Get moving
  3. Be Social
  4. Hear Well
  5. Stay Sharp
  6. Sleep Enough
  7. Control Chronic Disease
  8. Build Stress Resilience
  9. Use Right Medications
  10. Promote health

Q: Are the classes held in person only?

A: No, there are online opportunities to participate in the KEYS program. Although, we believe attending in person increases socialization which is a KEY to dementia prevention.

Q: How can I tell if I am using a reliable resource for dementia prevention information and education?

A: When researching online, look for websites that end with .gov   .org    .edu     Websites that end in .com may be more commercial and advertising versus information that is backed by research.

Q: What are some reliable resources for dementia prevention?

A: Below is a link to science-based articles and research to reduce your risk or even better, join an Unlocking Brain Fitness: KEYS to Dementia Prevention course to learn and practice habits to lower your risk of dementia!

Dementia Research with lay articles

Q. Are there any medications that can treat dementia and memory loss long-term?

A. No, unfortunately.

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