Related Conditions and Prevention

Arthritis

Arthritis Foundation:

Brain Health

Alzheimer’s Association: The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Persons with Alzheimer disease (AD) dementia have an increased risk of serious falls.

The Brain Injury Association of NC was founded in 1982 by families and concerned professionals, who realized the need for more information, resources, training, and advocacy about brain injury. Their mission is to offer help, hope, and a voice for persons living with brain injury and their families.

CDC Resources:

NC DHHS Resources:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury Website – NC Department of Health and Human Services
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Special Emphasis Report – NC 2019
  • BOLD NC – NC DHHS’s BOLD NC work focuses on risk reduction, early diagnosis, the prevention and management of comorbidities and avoidable hospitalizations using evidence-based strategies, data prioritization, and a social determinants of health approach to reach populations and caregivers most impacted by cognitive decline. NC DHHS prioritizes health equity and experiences of historically marginalized populations in advancing this work.
  • NC Registry for Brain Health  –  The NC Registry for Brain Health is the first registry of its kind in the State of North Carolina. The Registry is designed to increase awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders and to connect North Carolinians of all ages to research opportunities designed to improve brain health.

AARP Resources: Staying Sharp is an AARP program offering content about brain health including articles, recipes, fun games and activities

Parkinson’s Foundation Carolinas makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) by improving care and advancing research towards a cure. They provide education, resources and programs throughout the state. Fall prevention is an important component of living with Parkinson’s. By talking to the healthcare team, exercising and making the home safer, a person with Parkinson’s can decrease his or her risk of falling and increase quality of life.