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Positivity and optimism might protect against cognitive decline
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Eating Right for Heart and Brain Health
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Cognitively Stimulating Activities and Myths
Healthy aging requires you to challenge your brain
Social Engagement and Brain Health
Feeling connected equals better brain health
Sleep and Brain Health
Are you getting enough rest to think?
Physical Activity and Brain Health
Move your body more for better brain health
Playing a musical instrument, gardening or spending time with friends are all activities that can benefit cognitive function as you age
Dr. Jessica Langbaum and Dr. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson explain why they joined the collaborative
A new report finds that brain games are not a miracle cure for your mind
Exercise can't prevent Alzheimer's, but it can reduce your risk for cognitive decline
Getting the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep a night can help maintain brain health
Close friends and relationships may be key to staying mentally sharp
Group is at high risk for Alzheimer’s but is making some healthy strides
Survey finds that people who eat nutritious foods report being more mentally sharp
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.
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