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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.

COVID-19

Report — COVID-19 and Brain Health: The Global Council on Brain Health's Recommendations on What to Do Now. Available in Spanish translation

Summaries –  What We Still Don’t Know About COVID-19 and the Brain and How to Protect Your Brain Health Now

Infographic COVID: Protect Your Brain, Too. Also available in SpanishFrenchChinese and Arabic translation. 

Music

Report — Music on Our Minds: The Rich Potential of Music to Promote Brain Health and Mental Well-Being. Availabe in Spanish translation.

SummaryNew AARP Report Shows Power of Music on the Brain

InfographicMusic on Our Minds

Tips to engage in music for better brain health. Also available in SpanishFrenchChinese and Arabic translation. 

2020 AARP Music and Brain Health Survey
Listening to music related to higher mental well-being, lower levels of anxiety and depression. Download a summary of the results.

Delirium

ReportPreserving Your Brain Health During Illness or Surgery: GCBH Recommendations to Prevent and Treat Delirium. Available in Spanish translation.

Summary Delirium: The Most Common Health Complication You've Never Heard Of

Infographics – Tips to help prevent and manage delirium for 3 different audiences:

2020 AARP Delirium and Brain Health Survey: Adults Age 50+
Only about ¼ of adults  were familiar with delirium and most were unaware of strategies to prevent delirium prior to hospitalization.

2020 AARP Delirium and Brain Health Survey: Healthcare Providers
Nearly 8 in 10 healthcare providers say delirium is a serious complication of hospitalization.

Heart Health

Report — The Brain-Heart Connection: GCBH Recommendations to Manage Cardiovascular Risks to Brain Health. Also available in Spanish translation.

SummaryTo Protect Your Brain, Take Care of Your Heart

Infographic - A heart-healthy lifestyle reduces the risk of cognitive decline. Available in SpanishFrenchArabic and Chinese translation.

Supplements

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

Summary New Report Pans Supplements for Brain Health

Infographic - The GCBH does not recommend any dietary supplement for brain health. Available in SpanishFrenchArabic and Chinese translation.   

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.

Summary New Report Finds Links Between 'Mental Well-Being' and Brain Health

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.

Nutrition

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

Summary – Eating Healthy Is Good for Your Brain

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.

Summary – How to Improve Your Memory and Brain Health

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.

SummaryClose Friends and Loving Relationships Keep the Brain Strong

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.

 

Sleep

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

Summary – You Need 7-8 Hours of Sleep for Better Brain Health

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.

Summary Keep Your Brain Young by Staying Fit

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

 

General

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

Infographic – AARP Milestones in Brain Health 2015-2020, Pre-2015

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

External Webpages for Liaisons

General:

COVID-19

For Caregivers:

COVID and the Brain:

COVID Symptoms:

Self-Care During Pandemic:

Dementia Care Guidance:

Other Resources:

Music

Encore Creativity for Older Adults

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

University of Edinburgh

 World Health Organization (WHO)

Delirium

 

Heart Health:

Supplements:

Mental Well-Being:

Nutrition:

Cognitively Stimulating Activity:

Social Engagement:

Sleep:

Physical Activity: