Overview

Brain Bootcamp Frontiers

The Brain Bootcamp Frontiers Project

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Waitlist now open

Led by our very own Brain BootcampTM Coordinator, Laura Dodds is currently expanding and tailoring our Brain Bootcamp (Legacy) project for older adults residing in rural or remote areas of Australia. She will explore whether providing the revamped Brain BootcampTM Frontiers Box will be able to reduce dementia risk and increase dementia awareness and cognitive performance in the long term for these communities.

What you get

As a participant in the Brain Bootcamp Frontiers project, you will receive:

  • 9-12-month monitored project
    This program that aims to improve dementia awareness and decrease dementia risk by providing information and resources to help create and sustain brain-healthy behaviours.
  • Cognitive assessments
    Participants will receive a 15-minute cognitive assessment by phone every 3 months during the project.
  • Personalised brain health profile
    This is designed to help older adults understand the relationship between their everyday habits and brain health.
  • Brain BootcampTM Box
    This contains card challenges and activities, and other goodies for a healthy brain.
  • Progress assessments
    Our friendly team will provide several brief 15-minute cognitive screening progress assessments with you over the phone to ensure your progress is on track and to answer any questions you may have.

Looking for the standard Brain Bootcamp project? General enrolments can be found though the Brain Bootcamp (Legacy) project. You can view the project here.

What results can you expect from the program?

Our early findings showed that participants gained an increased awareness of dementia risk factors and after just 3 months had committed to and achieved their personal brain health goals, reducing their dementia risk.

While data results are still being collected for Brain Bootcamp Frontiers, over the course of our flagship Brain Bootcamp (Legacy) project, participants experienced:

  • Up to 40% improvement in brain health
  • Up to a 72% reduction in cognitive impairment
  • 82% maintained or improved their brain health
  • 92% achieved their brain health goal during the program
  • Participants can see a measurable reduction in their dementia risk after only 3-months

Who is eligible to enrol?

You are eligible for our Brain Bootcamp Frontiers program if you:

  • Are 55 years of age or over
  • Live in rural or remote Australia (check here if your postcode is rural or urban)
  • Do not have a diagnosis of depression, dementia, or cognitive impairment
  • Are not involved in another program designed to improve brain health

What's the process?

Enrol in the program

Hit Enrol Now below.

Once you have enrolled in the program you will be randomly allocated to either the:

  • Intervention group
  • Waitlist group
Complete the online 30-min survey

Intervention:

  • Your program will run for 9-months
  • You will complete the survey once every 3 months (three times total)
  • Your brain health profile, along with improvement suggestions, will be displayed at the end of each survey to show your progress

Waitlist:

  • Your program will run for 12-months
  • You will complete the survey once every 3 months (four times total)
  • Your brain health profile, along with improvement suggestions, will be displayed at the end of your second survey  and onwards.

After your survey (both groups), one of our friendly team members will arrange a time to call you for a brief 15-minute cognitive screening assessment over the phone.

This will occur several times over the course of the program to ensure your progress is on track and to answer any questions you may have.

Receive your Frontiers box

Intervention:

  • Your Frontiers box will be delivered to your front door immediately after you have completed your first survey.

Waitlist:

  • Your Frontiers box will be delivered to your front door immediately after you have completed your second survey.
Improve your brain health

Your Frontiers box includes brain activities, lifestyle suggestions, and games to help you improve your brain health.

You are encouraged to use all the resources provided in your Frontiers box, including:

  • 5-10 minutes each week filling out the Goal Setting and Goal Tracking sheets
  • Filling out the evaluation sheet every 3-months.
Finish line
At the end of the program, you will:
  • Use the provided reply paid envelope to send us your sheets so that we can see how you've progressed.
  • Receive a $20 gift voucher to congratulate you on finishing the program.
  • Receive a call from one of our friendly team members for a 30-min interview for your feedback and what you feel impacted you the most in the program. This helps us understand what worked for you and means that we can make improvements to help others just like you to reclaim their brain health.

For more information, view our
Participant Information and Consent form.

Ready to start your journey to a healthier brain?