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Patient Materials to Promote Brain Health

The following campaigns and programs provide a wealth of electronic and print resources to inform patients about the benefits of blood pressure control, as well as materials to increase awareness among providers.

High Blood Pressure is Even Riskier; Person jumping off a cliff
Mind Your Risks
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Mind Your Risks® is a public health campaign that educates people with high blood pressure about the importance of controlling blood pressure in midlife (from the ages of 45 to 65) to help reduce the risk of having a stroke and possibly developing dementia later in life. The campaign website also provides a thorough list of research studies and resources created by health and governmental organizations.

Illustration of brain with healthy activities inside it
What is brain health?
National Institute on Aging

What is Brain Health? is a national campaign to help raise awareness about brain health while empowering older adults to make the most of their brains as they age. It was launched in 2015 by the Administration for Community Living, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and now managed by the National Institute on Aging.

Brain health as you age: You can make a difference! With image of a full brain
Brain Health Resource Center
National Institute on Aging

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.

Alzheimer's Disease & Related Dementias
National Institute on Aging

This NIH website is the government's portal for information on the care, research and support for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Also included is information about the Alzheimer's and related Dementias Education and Referral Center which is available to answer patient questions and recommend resources.

High Blood Pressure Educational Materials
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention has compiled a set of educational materials for public health and healthcare professionals to educate their patients and populations.

High Blood Pressure
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

This NIH website offers patient information in English and Spanish explaining the causes, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and more about high blood pressure. Also available is a recorded Google hangout video on “Myth busting blood pressure.”

Know Stroke: Know the Signs, Act in Time
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

This NIH campaign was developed to help educate the public about the symptoms of stroke and the importance of getting to the hospital quickly, as well as influencing the health care community to implement and improve protocols to treat stroke.

Cartoon brain lifting barbell weights
Take Brain Health to Heart
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

This patient education website provides information, tools, and resources about healthy eating, maintaining a healthy heart, ceasing tobacco use, and physical activity, as well as protecting your brain from injury.

 

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