A Primary Care Agenda for Brain Health

Published: March 15, 2021

Figure. Life’s Simple 7, as described in Lloyd-Jones et al and later in Gorelick, et al.
  • 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.