The brief provides public health professionals with the most recent, practical, and useful data available on coronary heart disease, blood pressure, and stroke for adults aged 45 years or older.
Hypertension is a major risk factor for numerous health and chronic conditions, including cognitive impairment. The public health community can help reduce the risk of cognitive decline in populations by preventing and managing high blood pressure.
Learn more in a new action brief —Protecting the Heart and the Brain: Managing Hypertension to Reduce the Risk of Cognitive Decline— from the Alzheimer's Association
AARP’s Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH) Release Recommendations to Manage Cardiovascular Risks to Brain Health
This report summarizes the consensus reached by the subject mater experts and describes the major points of discussion that led to their recommendations on managing the impact of vascular risk factors for men and women aged 50 years and older.