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Why I Joined the GCBH
Dr. Jessica Langbaum and Dr. Peggye Dilworth Anderson explain why they joined the collaborative
Moving Toward a Healthy Brain
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2015 AARP Brain Health Survey
Nearly half of all people are not doing the most important activities to support brain health
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.
AARP Milestones in Brain Health
Where we've been and where we are going
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In this report, GCBH examines the state of science on the impact diet has on brain health in adults over 50
Stimulating the mind through intellectual activities benefits adults’ brain health and functions
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
Information on the relationship between exercise and brain function and how the GCBH can motivate sustained behavior change
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