Brain Health Resource
The Brain Health Resource is a presentation toolkit offering current, evidence-based information and resources to facilitate conversations with older people about brain health as we age. Designed for use at senior centers and in other community settings, materials are written in plain language and explain what people can do to help keep their brains functioning at their best.
All materials were designed and reviewed in 2014 by scientists and educators at three HHS agencies with expertise in health and aging: the Administration for Community Living (ACL); the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Some materials were updated and simplified in 2018. At NIH, in addition to NIA, several Institutes contributed to the Brain Health Resource, including NIAAA, NHLBI, NIMH, NIDDK, and NINDS.
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The Brain Health Resource has three components:
This PowerPoint presentation will help older adults and their caregivers learn how to reduce risks that may be related to brain health. This presentation, recommended as a 60-minute event, covers:
A two-page handout (PDF, 1.6M) called “Talking About Brain Health and Aging” covers the basics of brain health.
Medicine, Age, and Your Brain
The PowerPoint presentation (PPT, 581K) helps people learn about the impact some medicines can have on an older person's brain and the importance of talking with a doctor about this topic.
The Educator Brochure (PDF, 838K) offers additional information for presenters to share with audiences.
A one-page handout (PDF, 574K) for the audience covers some medicines' potential impact on brain health.
This content is provided by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health. NIA scientists and other experts review this content to ensure that it is accurate, authoritative, and up to date.
Content reviewed: July 28, 2014