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One in three will develop a brain disease in their lifetime. 
That is why brain health is of great importance to most of us - both directly and indirectly.
One in three will develop a brain disease in their lifetime. That is why brain health is of great importance to most of us - both directly and indirectly.

Brain researchers want to know how you take care of your brain

One in three will develop a brain disease in their lifetime, and we know that lifestyle influences brain health. Find out how you can help researchers understand what motivates people to take care of their brain.

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We live in an interesting, demanding and changing world. Our brains are constantly busy making sense out of the signals from our bodies, feelings and thoughts, and our social and physical surroundings.

We need a healthy and balanced brain for making wise decisions in order to achieve our goals and potential.

Now you can help science getting better at understanding how we can ensure the brain stays healthy!

We are a group of dedicated researchers from the European project Lifebrain, who recently started the Global Brain Health Survey to gain insight into how you view brain health in general and how interested you are in taking care of your brain.

What are we looking into?

One in three will develop some kind of brain related disorder in their lifetime. Thus, brain health is important for most people directly or indirectly.

Brain health is about taking care of your mental health (how you feel and cope with life) and your cognitive health (your ability to think, learn, and remember).

Brain diseases like strokes, dementia and mental disorders such as schizophrenia and ADHD, have enormous costs and consequences – not only for the individual but for society and the social economy as well.
Brain diseases like strokes, dementia and mental disorders such as schizophrenia and ADHD, have enormous costs and consequences – not only for the individual but for society and the social economy as well.

We want to know whether you are interested in knowing more about your brain health by taking brain health tests, and what you are willing to do for maintaining or improving your brain health.

We need insight to develop practical advice and recommendations for brain health promotion, even on a personalized level.

In the Lifebrain project, our goal is to identify factors and circumstances at different stages of life that may maintain, improve or impair brain health – emotionally and psychologically, as well as our ability to learn and remember.

Brain health is important for preventing brain disorders

Brain disorders such as stroke, dementia and psychiatric conditions like schizophrenia and ADHD have extensive personal costs and a severe negative impact on our society and economy. In spite of this, few countries have strategies to prevent brain disorders and help citizens take care of their brain.

Brain health and general health are intimately linked to lifestyle. The negative health effects of smoking, drinking too much alcohol or being overweight are well documented but rarely related to brain health.

In Lifebrain, we want to make sure that any new insights we gain are accessible and tailored to people’s needs. To do this, we need your opinion about brain health.

Take the Global Brain Health Survey now and spread the word!

More than 12,000 people have already taken the survey, but we need many more answers!

We developed the survey from conducting in depth-interviews with participants in ongoing Lifebrain studies in four European countries.

These interviews showed that our participants paid little attention to the brain but wanted to know more about brain health.

We hope that you will use a little time to help us improve the health of one of our most valuable organs.

The Lifebrain project started in 2017 and received 10 million Euro from the European Horizon 2020 framework

The Global Brain Health Survey project

The brain health survey is coordinated by the Lifebrain consortium in collaboration with national brain councils in Norway, Germany, and Belgium, as well as the Brain Foundation Netherlands and the National University of Ostroh Academy in Ukraine.

To answer the survey, go to www.lifebrain.uio.no/global-brain-health-survey/

  • The survey is currently available in 14 languages and is open until August 2020.
  • The survey includes 28 questions and takes about 15 min to answer.
  • All responses are anonymous and securely stored on the servers of the University of Oslo. Only Lifebrain researchers have access to these data.
  • All above 18 years of age can participate.

Survey results will be available on the Lifebrain website and Facebook.

Here is the banner of the Global Brain Health Survey
Here is the banner of the Global Brain Health Survey

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