Many U.S. service members, veterans and civilians have a strong interest in keeping their brain healthy. They also want to reduce their risk for developing dementia. Concern about getting dementia often starts with having a history of traumatic brain injury (TBI).
TBI is just one of many risk factors for developing dementia. Fortunately, almost all of these dementia risk factors can be prevented or managed.
Growing research indicates that making healthy lifestyle choices can keep your brain healthy and help prevent dementia.
The LIMBIC-CENC Brain Health and Wellness Initiative is sponsored by a DOD and VHA co-funded grant. This initiative provides several tools and resources to help people with or without TBI keep their brain healthy. Take control of your brain health and wellness by using the following tools and resources.
Brain Health and Wellness Survey asks a series of yes-no questions regarding the presence or absence of dementia risk and protective factors. Based on survey responses, a Brain Health and Wellness Personalized Recommendations Report is generated. The report summarizes brain health strengths, managed risk factors and untreated health conditions. The report provides key facts, brief videos to learn more, and links to helpful tools, resources and/or access to clinical providers.
Brain Health and Wellness Video Series is designed to help people take control of their brain health and wellness. The ten 3-5 minute videos provide essential information on preventing or managing brain health risk factors. Following each video are links to helpful tools, resources and clinical provider access.For additional service member and veteran information on brain health and wellness, see Aging with TBI, Dementia Risk