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Here is a list of materials produced by the Global Council on Brain Health and links to additional brain health resources.


Report The Real Deal on Brain Health Supplements. GCBH Recommendations on Vitamins, Minerals, and Other Dietary Supplements. 

Infographic - The GCBH does not recommend any dietary supplement for brain health.

2019 AARP Brain Health and Supplements Survey

Evidence is lacking concerning the effectiveness of vitamins and dietary supplements in boosting brain health, but that doesn’t stop people from using them, according to new AARP research.

Mental Well-Being

Report — Brain Health and Mental Well-Being: GCBH Recommendations Feeling Good and Functioning Well. Available in Spanish translation.

Infographic — Better Mental Well-Being
Practical Tips to Boost Brain Health for Healthier Living. Available in EnglishSpanishFrenchChinese and Arabic translation.

2018 AARP Brain Health and Mental Well-Being Survey
The survey results also show that Americans’ coping mechanisms can vary by age.


Report — Brain Food: GCBH Recommendations on Nourishing Your Brain. Available in English and Spanish translation.

Infographic — Nourish Your Brain 

Eating right is important for heart and brain health. Available in EnglishSpanishFrenchChinese and Arabic translation. 

2017 AARP Brain Health and Nutrition Survey
The more servings of fruits/vegetables consumed in a typical day, the better the brain health, overall health, and mental well-being.

Cognitively Stimulating Activities

Report — Engage Your Brain: GCBH Recommendations on Cognitively Stimulating Activities. Available in English and Spanish translation.

Infographic — Debunking Myths About the Aging Brain

7 facts about your brain. Available in English, Spanish, FrenchChinese and Arabic translations.

Infographic — Cognitively Stimulating Activities
Healthy aging requires you to challenge your brain. Available in EnglishSpanishFrenchChinese and Arabic translations.

2017 AARP Cognitive Activity and Brain Health Survey
The most-frequently reported barrier to adding more mentally-stimulating activities is being uncertain of which activities benefit brain health.


Social Engagement

Report — The Brain and Social Connectedness: GCBH Recommendations on Social Engagement and Brain Health. Available in English and Spanish translation.

Infographic — Social Engagement & Brain Health
As we age, feeling connected + purpose in life = better brain health. Available in EnglishSpanishFrenchChinese and Arabic translations.

2016 AARP Social Engagement and Brain Health Survey
Four in ten (37 percent) of adults surveyed lacked social connections and reported worse brain health.



Report — The Brain-Sleep Connection: GCBH Recommendations on Sleep and Brain Health. Available in English and Spanish translation. 

Infographic — Sleep & Brain Health
Experts agree, sleep is vital for the aging brain, including cognitive function. Available in EnglishDutchSpanishFrenchChinese and Arabic translations.

2016 AARP Sleep and Brain Health Survey
Over 4 in 10 adults say they don’t get enough sleep.


Physical Activity

Report — The Brain-Body Connection: GCBH Recommendations on Physical Activity and Brain Health. Available in English and Spanish translations.

Infographic — Exercise & Brain Health
As we age, an active lifestyle + regular exercise = better brain function. Available in English, Spanish, French, Chinese and Arabic translations.

2016 Survey on Physical Activity
While an overwhelming majority of adults see the benefits of exercise, only 1 in 3 are meeting GCBH recommendations



Summary – Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH) About Us

Infographic — AARP Milestones in Brain Health 2016-2019Pre-2016

AARP Well-Being Survey
The more brain healthy activities an adult engages in, the higher their mental well-being

2015 AARP Brain Health Survey
Nearly half of all people are not doing the most important activities to support brain health

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