Brain Health Resource Center

This page is dedicated to providing helpful resources for physicians, patients, families, and caregivers who are dealing with aging and brain health issues.

CAS White Papers:

CAS- Early detection-The stigma of Dementia and the Effects of Diagnosis

CAS- Consequences of Dementia- The risks older adults with dementia pose to themselves, others, and society

CAS- Our Aging Population

CAS -The Rising Cost of Dementia

 

Alzheimer’s and Dementia:

Alzheimer’s Association: www.alz.org

Alzheimer’s prevention registry: www.endalznow.org

Government links: www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/publication/alzheimers-disease-fact-sheet

 

Healthy Brain:

Alzheimer’s Association: http://www.alz.org/we_can_help_brain_health_maintain_your_brain.asp

AARP Brain Health: http://www.aarp.org/health/brain-health/

American Psychological Association: http://www.apa.org/topics/alzheimers/

CDC Healthy Brain Initiative: http://www.cdc.gov/aging/healthybrain/index.htm

Mental Health Crisis: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/baby-boomers-face-mental-health-care-crisis-institute-of-medicine-says/

Depression in the Elderly: http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20518814,00.html

 

Healthy Eating:

Help Guide: http://www.helpguide.org/articles/healthy-eating/eating-well-as-you-age.htm

NIH Senior Health: http://nihseniorhealth.gov/eatingwellasyougetolder/benefitsofeatingwell/01.html

NIH: https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/healthy-eating-after-50

Eat Right: http://www.eatright.org/resource/health/wellness/healthy-aging/nutrition-for-older-men

NC State University: https://sampson.ces.ncsu.edu/2012/12/senior-nutrition-diet-tips-eating-healthy-as-you-age/

 

Exercise:

CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/basics/older_adults/index.htm

Family Doctor: http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/seniors/staying-healthy/exercise-and-seniors.html

Ortho Info: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00380

Rehabilitation Research and Training Center: http://agerrtc.washington.edu/sites/agerrtc/files/files/Aging_Exercise_2015%20v2.pdf

Harvard Health Publications: http://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/exercise_and_aging_can_you_walk_away_from_father_time

Hospital for Special Surgery: https://www.hss.edu/conditions_exercise-healthy-aging.asp#Types_of_Exercise

 

Safety Concerns:

Dementia Safety Center: http://www.alz.org/care/alzheimers-dementia-safety.asp

 

Risks of Driving:

Driving and Dementia: http://www.vda.virginia.gov/pdfdocs/Driving%20&%20Dementia%20HCP.pdf

 

Caregiver Education and Support:

National Alliance for Caregiving: www.caregiver.org

Caregiver Action Network: http://caregiveraction.org/

Elder Care Locator: http://www.eldercare.gov/Eldercare.NET/Public/Index.aspx

National Institutes on Health for Seniors: http://nihseniorhealth.gov/

National Institute on Aging: www.nia.nih.gov/

Medline Seniors’ Health: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/seniorshealth.html