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Our Mission

Learn About the Council

GCBH is empowering individuals around the world to achieve a brain-healthy lifestyle.

Do Things You Love to Keep Your Brain Active

Playing a musical instrument, gardening or spending time with friends are all activities that can benefit cognitive function as you age

Six Pillars of Brain Health

The below videos are available as a complete set here

Exercise Helps Your Brain at Any Age

Physical activity supports your overall health as well as your brain

Restful Sleep Makes Your Brain Work Better

A good night’s sleep is crucial for memory and thinking skills

Find Ways to Stimulate Your Brain

The concept of ‘use it or lose it’ applies to your brain health

Stay Socially Engaged to Support Your Brain Health

Interacting with friends and family can help ward off dementia

Reduce Your Stress, Boost Your Brain Health

Lifestyle plays a key role in brain health and mental well-being.

Eating Healthy Is Good for Your Brain

Making wise food choices is one of the best ways to improve brain health


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 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)

Brain Health Milestones

Timeline of key AARP/GCBH activities: 2015-present