Dear Healthcare Provider
UsAgainstAlzheimer’s is fighting to end Alzheimer’s. And we know that to succeed it will take all of “us” – including health providers on the front lines serving patients and families. Like you, we want optimize brain health and support early detection and intervention, especially for those at highest risk such as communities of color and women. We understand that addressing memory concerns and providing care for the complex challenges that cognitive impairment brings can be challenging. And we have heard from health providers that you need information and better tools.
- Our panel of experts1 developed Primary Prevention Recommendations to Reduce the Risk of Cognitive Decline. This guidance for clinicians provides recommendations and implementation strategies across six topics: neurovascular risk management, physical activity, sleep, nutrition, social isolation, and cognitive stimulation. These recommendations are a first step for clinicians to address brain health with patients and potentially help them prevent cognitive decline. The recommendations are mindful of social determinants of health, account for cultural differences, and are designed for general accessibility. This toolkit includes infographics and a clinician guide, both in English and Spanish.
- For your patients, we built BrainGuide. This free, confidential resource, available in English and Spanish and allows people to take a memory questionnaire for themselves or a loved one, and guides them to tailored resources about next steps.
 Marwan Sabbagh, MD (*Co-Chair), Barrow Neurological Institute
Adriana Perez, PhD, ANP-BC, FAAN (*Co-Chair), Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Malaz Boustani, MD, Indiana University Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science, School of Medicine
Tom Holland, MD, MS, Rush University Medical Center
Rudy Tanzi, PhD, McCance Center for Brain Health, Massachusetts General Hospital
Kristine Yaffe, MD, University of California San Francisco