Alzheimer Disease; dementia; central nervous system diseases; geriatrics; early medical intervention; public health


Behavioral Medicine | Community Health | Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Family Medicine | Geriatrics | Mental Disorders | Nervous System Diseases | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychiatry


Brain health in middle age and geriatric patients will take on greater importance for health care practitioners in our aging society. This article discusses various approaches clinicians can use for their patients to promote and improve brain health. These are generally the same lifestyle adoptions for cerebrovascular disease and cardiovascular disease prevention: weight management, exercise, and blood pressure and cholesterol lowering. Social stimulation and cognitive activities may also be important for the elderly.