Improving Our Nation’s Brain Health

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Through all stages of life, Americans can do much more to protect and enhance the health of their brains. That was the message of the inaugural Brain Health Summit, titled "The Human Brain: Resilience and Regeneration," that convened in Washington, D.C. and focused on improving brain health and performance through research, education and programs of action.

Impaired brain function from illness or injury can affect anyone at any age. A young child is diagnosed with autism. A high school athlete fights to recover from a concussion. A warrior returns home from battle with a head injury or post-traumatic stress disorder. A senior is diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Such conditions can be debilitating, depressing and life-limiting.

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