The Brain Health Resource put together by the Administration for Community Living (ACL) provides a brief overview of their impressive work done on the various aspects of brain health, and how to navigate them. Their products consists of several educational PowerPoint presentations, graphics, webinars, and other educational documents created for health professionals, as well as for people suffering from dementia and brain injuries, their caregivers, and supportive community members.
ACL addresses noteworthy topics in these projects, such as the basics of brain health, how medicine and age can affect your brain, education on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRDs), and more.
Some brain health projects produced by the ACL include:
- A powerpoint presentation that helps people learn how to reduce the risks related to brain health. It also addresses normal aging of the brain, threats to brain health, and healthy aging for the body and brain,
- A handout that covers the potential impact of some medicines on brain health,
- The Brain Injuries: Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Community Living (PDF) brochure, which addresses brain injuries, how to prevent them, and what happens after they occur. This pamphlet also covers brain injury statistics, causes of brain injuries, prevention strategies, health and rehabilitation after injury, and sources of help. This material was developed in 2015;
- The Dementia-capable States and Communities: the Basics and Lessons Learned (PDF) issue brief, which explains dementia-capable long-term services and supports for individuals and their family caregivers, and
- Resources that provide examples of how area agencies on aging and other organizations are boosting awareness, providing education, and conducting services and supports on the topic of brain health, such as:
- A webinar from the National Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center that provides perspectives from two ACL dementia grantees about why and how they provide education on brain health in their communities and health care systems.