A Primary Care Agenda for Brain Health
Published: March 15, 2021
- A healthy brain is critical for living a longer and fuller life.
- Maintaining a healthy brain by preventative actions is paramount and primary care can play a critical role in preserving brain health, especially in “at risk” patients.
- This scientific statement provides up-to-date suggestions for primary care providers in the assessment and modification of risk factors (RFs) at the individual level for maintaining brain health and prevention of cognitive impairment.
- Commentary: It’s Never Too Late and It’s Never Too Early to Save your Brain by 1. Rebecca F. Gottesman, MD, PhD and 2. Thomas H. Mosley Jr., PhD
- Top Things to Know: A Primary Care Agenda for Brain Health
- Slide Set (PDF)
- AHA News: Primary care doctors can help preserve brain health
- News Release: Heart failure data challenge to address social and structural determinants of health
- 2017 Hypertension Clinical Guidelines
- 2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
- Guidelines for the Early Management of Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke: 2019 Update to the 2018 Guidelines for the Early Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke
- Defining Optimal Brain Health in Adults