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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

Our Work

How to Improve Your Memory and Brain Health

A new report finds that brain games are not a miracle cure for your mind

Keep Your Brain Young by Staying Fit

Exercise can't prevent Alzheimer's, but it can reduce your risk for cognitive decline

More Sleep Can Help Your Brain Stay Sharp

Getting the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep a night can help maintain brain health

Keeping Your Brain Strong Through Friendship

Close friends and relationships may be key to staying mentally sharp

What African Americans Say About Brain Health

Group is at high risk for Alzheimer’s but is making some healthy strides

Eating Healthy Is Good for Your Brain

Survey finds that people who eat nutritious foods report being more mentally sharp


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)

GCBH 5-Year Milestones

Where we've been and where we're going: 2015-2020