Data Resources

Project Summaries from the 2015 Healthy Brain Initiative Grantee: ArizonaCaliforniaHawaiiIllinoisMississippiOregonPuerto Rico

Self-Reported Increased Confusion and Memory Loss and Co-Occurring Conditions Among Adults Aged 60 and Older, by State


Self-Reported Confusion and Memory Loss Among Adults Aged 60 or Older, by State


Additional Documents 

  • UsAgainstAlzheimer’s has announced the creation of the Center for Brain Health Equity in partnership with prominent national Black and Latino health provider organizations, the latest step in UsA2’s ongoing work to address the disparate impact of Alzheimer’s and related dementias on communities of color and women. The Center is led by UsA2 in collaboration with the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN), the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA), and Alzheimer’s Los Angeles and made possible by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Healthy Brain Initiative.
  • The Alzheimer’s Association is a leader in advancing research care and support for persons affected by dementia.
  • The Alzheimer’s Association maintains a State Overview website with links to plans in every state and state-specific data on Alzheimer’s Disease
  • The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is the agency’s primary vehicle for scientific publication of timely, reliable, authoritative, accurate, objective, and useful public health information and recommendations.
  • The State of Aging and Health in America provides a snapshot of progress in promoting prevention, improving the health and well-being of older adults, and reducing behaviors that contribute to premature death and disability.
  • The Alzheimer’s Association maintains a State Overview website with links to plans in every state and state-specific data on Alzheimer’s Disease.
  • The 2020 Lancet Report updates the 2017 Lancet Commission Report on the nine potentially modifiable risk factors for dementia: less education, hypertension, hearing impairment, smoking, obesity, depression, physical inactivity, diabetes, and low social contact. The 2020 report adds three more risk factors for dementia: excessive alcohol consumption, traumatic brain injury, and air pollution. Together the 12 modifiable risk factors account for around 40% of worldwide dementias, which consequently could theoretically be prevented or delayed.     

Healthy Brain Roadmap Series:

Public Health Centers of Excellence:

Critical Issues Briefs:

NACDD-Produced Briefs (2019-2020):
Subjective Cognitive Decline — A Public Health Issue
Coronary Heart Disease, Myocardial Infarction, and Stroke — A Public Health Issue
Chronic Diseases and Cognitive Decline – A Public Health Issue
Caregiving for Family and Friends — A Public Health Issue

Other Briefs:

NACDD Publications:


  • A study published in the June 17, 2020, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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