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Proactive Brain Health Critical as Americans' Life Expectancy Reaches All Time High
Date:9/22/2011

h are invited to visit www.beautiful-minds.com.

Celebrating Beautiful MindsAs part of the Beautiful Minds campaign, adults 55 and over were invited to submit a nominating essay and America was then invited to vote for its favorites online. In all, 11 individuals were selected to be featured in a traveling photo essay exhibit, from a 59-year old who founded an organization to teach work skills to West Africans, to a 91-year old who wrote and acted in a play at 86. The Beautiful Minds' stories, photos and videos are captured on www.beautiful-minds.com as part of an online hub of information for Americans who wish to improve their own brain health. The site includes a variety of resources including a quiz in which they can test their brain health; tips for incorporating the four dimensions of brain health into everyday life; and many more elements to inspire people to take action in keeping their minds beautiful as they age.

"The process of aging is a profound experience marked by increasing physical and emotional change and a heightened search for meaning and purpose. The Beautiful Minds: Finding Your Lifelong Potential campaign demonstrates that Americans can enjoy lives filled with purpose and passion by incorporating the four dimensions of brain health into their daily activities," said Gay Powell Hanna, Ph.D., M.F.A., executive director of the National Center for Creative Aging.

Ranking the Healthiest Brains in the Nation To develop America's Brain Health lndex, life'sDHA worked in partnership with key health experts, including Dr. Fotuhi and Dr. Michael Roizen, leading medical expert, best-selling author, and advisor to the Index, to determine the key indicators of brain health and to build the Index with data aggregated from highly credible secondary resources.

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