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Brain Resources for Seniors

Validated sites related to brain health and general information for older adults and caregivers, from external sources and from Dana publications.

Successful Aging & Your Brain

The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives' Successful Aging & Your Brain program includes live public forums, printed and printable resources, and videos.

Reports on Progress

Reviews by eminent neuroscientists of specific areas of research, including normal function, disease, and new technologies. 


BrainWeb provides information and links to validated sites about brain diseases and disorders from external sources and from Dana publications.


Recent Articles

Depression: Treatment Beyond Medication

The American College of Physicians has issued a new clinical practice guideline suggesting that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an equally viable choice to treat adults with depression.

John Seamon’s Memory & Movies: What Films Can Teach Us about Memory

From trauma to amnesia to senior moments, memory has been a major plot line in films since the 1942 classic, Random Harvest. John Seamon, an author and professor of psychology whose research includes how a camera aids memory and the impact of storytelling on memory, has shifted his lens to focus on how memory has been portrayed in one of the world’s most beloved art forms.

Cholesterol-Regulating Enzyme is a Promising New Target for Alzheimer's Prevention

The Idol enzyme, first considered a target for preventing heart disease, also appears to influence the amount of harmful plaques in the brain.

Cognitive Training: Still a Questionable Area

It's not easy for brain training companies to prove their products are truly helpful. That doesn't stop them from claiming they are.

MS: What We Know and What We Need to Learn

While our understanding of relapsing remitting disease and treatment options have expanded enormously in recent years, understanding the mechanism of secondary and primary progressive MS, including the neurodegenerative aspects of these diseases, remains a central question. 

Cognitive Skills and the Aging Brain: What to Expect

(Read Q&A with Diane B. Howieson, Ph.D.)
Despite dementia and other neurobiological disorders that are associated with aging, improved imaging has revealed that even into our seventies, our brains continue producing new neurons. Our author writes about how mental health functions react to the normal aging process, including why an aging brain may even form the basis for wisdom.