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CogDRisk - an online risk assessment tool for dementia prevention

Up to 40% of dementia cases could be prevented or delayed by small changes in lifestyle. If you’re curious about your cognitive health, a new online tool developed by researchers at the University of NSW and Neuroscience Research Australia gives you a free personalised assessment of your dementia risk and a personalised report that you can discuss with your doctor in just 20 minutes.

Take me to the CogDRisk Assessment

Are you a GP? The CogDRisk team have developed fact sheets for General Practitioners to share with their patients. Access them HERE
About the lead researcher: Professor Kaarin Anstey is a Scientia Professor Anstey and ARC Laureate Fellow at the UNSW Sydney School of Psychology. Professor Anstey is the Director of the UNSW Ageing Futures Institute and a Senior Principal Research Scientist at Neuroscience Research Australia. She leads an NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Cognitive Health, is a director of the NHMRC Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration and Co-Deputy Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research.

Professor Anstey conducts public health research into dementia risk reduction ranging from analysis of cohort studies, development of risk assessment tools, and conducting risk reduction trials. A second focus is on older driver risk assessment and safety. Kaarin leads the PATH Through Life Project, a large cohort study focusing on common mental disorders and cognitive function.

About the research: read more about the research behind CogDrisk HERE.
How to age better: watch Professor Kaarin Anstey share tips on improving brain health as part of the UNSW 10 Minute Genius program.