All Giving Tuesday donations to our charitable affiliates will be matched up to a total of $250,000! Find out more.
Recommendations for individuals, communities and policymakers; find out more here.
6 Pillars of Brain Health - Expert Videos
Behavior Change Webinars
COVID-19 Report and Boosters for Joy Resources
Music and Brain Health Report
Cardiovascular Risks and Brain Health Report
Supplements and Brain Health Report
Mental Well-Being Report
See All Past Reports (Resource Library)
GCBH is empowering individuals around the world to achieve a brain-healthy lifestyle.
Playing a musical instrument, gardening or spending time with friends are all activities that can benefit cognitive function as you age
The below videos are available as a complete set here.
Physical activity supports your overall health as well as your brain
A good night’s sleep is crucial for memory and thinking skills
The concept of ‘use it or lose it’ applies to your brain health
Interacting with friends and family can help ward off dementia
Lifestyle plays a key role in brain health and mental well-being.
Making wise food choices is one of the best ways to improve brain health
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.
Timeline of key AARP/GCBH activities: 2015-present
You are leaving AARP.org and going to the website of our trusted provider. The provider’s terms, conditions and policies apply. Please return to AARP.org to learn more about other benefits.
Your email address is now confirmed.
You'll start receiving the latest news, benefits, events, and programs related to AARP's mission to empower people to choose how they live as they age.
You can also manage your communication preferences by updating your account at anytime. You will be asked to register or log in.
In the next 24 hours, you will receive an email to confirm your subscription to receive emails
related to AARP volunteering. Once you confirm that subscription, you will regularly
receive communications related to AARP volunteering. In the meantime, please feel free
to search for ways to make a difference in your community at