Try It Now Group Activity of the Month: The Lancet Commission Report | August 2017

What can you do to reduce the risk of dementia?  The science shows … a lot!  For this month’s group activity, gather together to review the 9 Risk Factors for dementia shown in the graphic below.  Then, pick 3 factors and discuss actionable steps you can take today to help your brains age successfully:

  • Education.
  • Hypertension.
  • Obesity.
  • Hearing Loss.
  • Late-life Depression.
  • Diabetes.
  • Physical Inactivity.
  • Smoking.
  • Social Isolation.

Read the full Lancet Dementia 2017 Commission:
The Lancet: Dementia prevention, intervention, and care

Our TBH programs, such as our TBH BRAIN WORKOUT Toolkit courses, have always emphasized a comprehensive approach to brain fitness by teaching better management of these modifiable factors through wellness, socialization and resilience.


1. Try It Now | Timed Storytelling. A group activity for training complex verbal associations.

2. Try It Now | Word Play. A group activity to strengthen focus.

3. Try It Now | Speedy Social Hour. A group activity to build a greater social network in your community.