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Healthy Body, Healthier Brain
Brain health and physical health are especially important as we age. People with chronic health conditions such as heart disease, COPD, or a history of stroke are at greater risk for Alzheimer’s disease, but there’s some good news. Improving your body’s health may help improve your brain health too. Here’s 8 ways to learn how.

Cuerpo sano, cerebro sano (Healthy Body, Healthy Brain)
La salud del celebro y la salud física son especialmente importantes a medida que envejecemos. ¿Sabía que algunas personas con afecciones crónicas están en mayor riesgo de enfermedad de Alzheimer? Descubra 8 maneras de mantener su cuerpo sano que también podrían mantener su cerebro sano.

Health Risks of Loneliness and Social Isolation in Older Adults
Loneliness and social isolation is an underrecognized risk to the public’s health and affects a significant number of older adults. CDC’s Director of Population Health, Dr. Craig Thomas, is interviewed about a new report on this topic.

What About the Caregivers?
Although caregiving has many benefits, it’s important to recognize that caregivers may be compromising their own health. One in five adults report being a caregiver for a family member or friend, and 21% say they are in fair or poor health, according to a large, long term study of more than 252,000 adults.

The Importance of Physical Activity for Older Adults
Regular physical activity is linked to a lower risk of many chronic diseases, including heart disease, some cancers, and even Alzheimer’s disease. Find out how much activity people should be getting, and the type of activities recommended for older adults.

La importancia de la actividad física para los adultos mayores (The Importance of Physical Activity for Older Adults)
Hacer actividad física con regularidad está asociado a un menor riesgo de presentar muchas enfermedades crónicas, como las enfermedades cardiacas, algunos cánceres e incluso la enfermedad de Alzheimer. Entérese cuánta actividad deberían hacer y el tipo de actividades que se recomiendan para los adultos mayores.

Alzheimer’s Disease—Genes Do Not Equal Destiny
A healthy lifestyle may help reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease even if you are at average or intermediate risk because of your genes

La enfermedad de Alzheimer: los genes no determinan nuestro destino (Genes Do Not Equal Destiny)
Un estilo de vida saludable podría ayudar a reducir su riesgo de tener la enfermedad de Alzheimer incluso si tiene un riesgo promedio o intermedio debido a sus genes.

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Younger People Need to Talk to Their Doctor About Memory Loss
Memory loss is not a normal part of aging, but a large study revealed younger people who reported confusion or memory loss had not talked to their doctor about it.

State and Local Public Health Partnerships to Address Dementia, The 2018-2023 Road Map
Learn about CDC’s Healthy Brain Initiative’s 2018-2023 Road Map to address Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia in the U.S.

Protecting the Health of Family Caregivers 
This podcast discusses the role of family caregivers and the importance of protecting their health. It is primarily targeted to public health and aging services professionals.

Caregiving in Indian Country 
This podcast discusses the role of caregivers in Indian County and the importance of protecting their health. It is primarily targeted to public health and aging services professionals.

Smoking and Older Adults
This podcast discusses the importance of older adults quitting smoking and other tobacco products. It is primarily targeted to public health and aging services professionals.

Oral Health and Older Adults
This podcast discusses the importance of older adults maintaing good oral health habits. It is primarily targeted to public health and aging services professionals.

Advancing Cognitive Well-Being Through the Healthy Brain Initiative Road Mapmedia iconexternal icon
This podcast introduces the 2018-2023 Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map and discusses strategies for public health agencies to promote cognitive health and support people living with dementia and their caregivers.

Healthy Brain Initiative Interim Progress Report
This podcast serves as a mid-term progress report for The Healthy Brain Initiative: Interim Progress Report 2013-2018

Emergency Preparedness Concerns for Older Adults
This podcast discusses the special concerns many older adults face during a disaster.

Health Literacy in Older Adults
In this podcast, Dr. Lynda Anderson, Director of CDC’s Healthy Aging Program, discusses the importance of improving health literacy among older adults.


A Public Health Approach to Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias: Overview of a Ready-to-Use Curriculum
Learn more about the free, flexible curricular resource. After an overview of the resource set, the webinar features how faculty have used the modules with students to develop public health competencies. Download the Free Curriculum on Alzheimer’s Disease.

Supporting the Frontline: The Public Health Approach to Dementia Cargiving
Caregivers in underserved communities should be a priority population.

Caring for Yourself When Caring for Another
Caregivers need breaks to stay healthy.

30 Second Video on Memory Loss
Memory loss that interferes with your daily life is not a normal part of aging.

Addressing Alzheimer’s Across the Whole Public Health Agency
CDC provides a new data analysis and the Washington State Department of Health describes how they are embracing a whole agency approach to promote healthy aging and address brain health in this webinar.

Data for Older Adults’ Health Webinar: BRFSS Cognitive and Caregiving Modules
This webinar provided an overview of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), focusing on descriptions of both the Cognitive Decline and Caregiver modules, and examples of previous analyses and analytic tools.

CDC Grand Rounds Healthy Aging: Promoting Well-Being in Older Adults
Learn more about the growing numbers of older Americans, the challenges of aging, and the complex issue of caregiving.