Memory loss? Talk with your physician

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A Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) annual survey, conducted with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), asked questions related to memory, burden of cognitive decline and if confusion and memory problems were discussed with a healthcare professional. The survey results found that 10.7 percent of those aged 45 and over are experiencing confusion or memory loss that is happening more often or is getting worse, but most never talk with their physicians about it.  Learn more about the Ohio survey results from the Ohio BRFSS cognitive data fact sheet or BRFSS cognitive data infographic.

Healthy Brain Initiative

To help address this issue, the Alzheimer’s Association and the CDC partnered to create the Healthy Brain Initiative to promote public health knowledge and awareness about Alzheimer’s as a public health issue. The Initiative has three basic goals to:

  1. Implement the Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map.
  2. Increase early detection of Alzheimer’s.
  3. Promote brain healthrisk reduction is the ultimate public health imperative.

Click here to read more about this initiative and the Public Health Road Map.

How to love your Brain

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, and growing evidence indicates that people can reduce their risk of cognitive decline by adopting key lifestyle habits. Take this opportunity in June to start practicing the 10 basic things you can do to help keep your brain healthy. Click here for tips on the 10 Ways to Love Your Brain.  

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