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About the GCBH

The Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH) is an independent collaborative of scientists, health professionals, scholars and policy experts from around the world working in areas of brain health related to human cognition. The GCBH focuses on brain health relating to peoples’ ability to think and reason as they age, including aspects of memory, perception and judgment. The GCBH is convened by AARP with support from Age UK to offer the best possible advice about what older adults can do to maintain and improve their brain health. GCBH members come together to discuss specific lifestyle issue areas that may impact peoples’ brain health as they age with the goal of providing evidence-based recommendations for people to consider incorporating into their lives.

Read the GCBH program summary (PDF)

AARP Milestones in Brain Health
Where we've been and where we are going

AARP Milestones in Brain Health

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Social Engagement and Brain Health

The report emphasizes that positive relationships, maintained over your lifetime, support well-being and brain health

Sleep and Brain Health

AARP research has found that better sleep is correlated with people having higher perceptions of their well-being and brain health

Physical Activity and Brain Health

Scientists considered questions such as whether exercise helps aging brains function better, what is known about the intensity and duration of exercise needed to promote brain health, and how the GCBH can motivate sustained behavior change