Print Publications

Many of our free publications can be downloaded as PDFs and printed by you. Others you can order and we'll mail or email them to you. Click to go straight to selections For Seniors and For Kids

For Everyone

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Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research  

A pamphlet that provides the answers to commonly asked questions about the brain and its disorders. DOWNLOAD ONLY

 

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Brain Connections 

A source guide that lists more than 240 organizations in the United States likely to help those looking for information, referrals, and other guidance in connection with brain-related disorders. Listings provide mailing addresses, toll-free numbers, email and website addresses, and identify the primary services each organization provides.

  

 

 

Primer: Brain Imaging Technologies and Their Applications in Neuroscience 

Imaging is becoming an increasingly important tool in both research and clinical care. This paper explains in-depth a range of imaging technologies that provide unprecedented sensitivity to visualization of  brain structure and function from the level of individual molecules to the whole brain. A shorter version is also available: Imaging Techniques at a Glance BOTH DOWNLOAD ONLY

 

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Brain Awareness Week Favorite Puzzles 

Ten classic Brain Awareness Week puzzles for all ages. DOWNLOAD ONLY.

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Staying Sharp Puzzles

"Stay sharp" with these word searches, jumbles, cryptograms, and other puzzles. DOWNLOAD ONLY.

 

For Seniors

 

Staying Sharp booklet: Memory and Aging

Moments of forgetfulness happen to everyone, even the young. But as we get older, they may leave us wondering if we’re losing our mental edge. 

 

Staying Sharp booklet: Late-life Brain Disorders: Getting the Facts

Is there anyone who doesn’t desire to live life to the fullest every day, no matter their age? Learn about a few of the most common and most debilitating late-life brain disorders: dementia, depression, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and chronic pain. 

 

Staying Sharp booklet: Learning as We Age

According to the latest brain research, actively engaging our brains in learning throughout life can have a significant impact on how well our brains age. Find out what neuroscience has revealed about lifelong learning. 

 

Staying Sharp booklet: Successful Aging and Your Brain

We all know people who seem to blossom after 50, or stay sharp into old age. What can we learn from them? Find out what steps you can take to improve your brain fitness, regardless of your age. 

 

Staying Sharp Puzzles

A series of free downloadable puzzles, based on Staying Sharp: Successful Aging and Your Brain, is also available. To download our other puzzles please visit the Brain Awareness Week puzzle page.

 

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Staying Sharp DVD program

**Limited supply upon email request only**

**Send requests to stayingsharp@dana.org with plans & address**

Can’t make it to a live Staying Sharp forum? Watch the Staying Sharp video. Dana Alliance member Dr. Jordan Grafman is the guide for this 29 minute video, which covers what to expect from the aging brain and how to 'stay sharp.'

Want to screen the Staying Sharp video for your group? Learn more.

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 Staying Sharp Bookmark

This bookmark illustrates four lifestyle factors that may contribute to the maintenance of cognitive function: mental activity, physical activity, social engagement, and the control of vascular risk factors.

 

For Kids

 

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It's Mindboggling!

Packed with information about the brain in a fun format of games, riddles, and puzzles for elementary and middle school students. (PDF)

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 Es Increible! 

The Spanish edition of "It's Mindboggling!"

Other languages available: 

 Flemish 

 French 

 German 

 Italian 

 

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 More Mindbogglers!

An addition to It’s Mindboggling!, this publication is a closer look at learning and memory, the senses, drug addition, and how the brain and nervous system work, for elementary and middle school students.

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It's Mindboggling! puzzle series

Word searches and word scrambles based on “It’s Mindboggling!” and “More Mindbogglers!,” for elementary and middle school students. DOWNLOAD ONLY.

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Mindboggling Workbook

A fun-filled activity book about the brain for children in grades K-3 (ages 5-9). Provides an introduction to how the brain works, what the brain does, its importance, and how to take care of it.

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Mindboggling Workbook puzzle series

Two word search puzzles based on “The Mindboggling Workbook,” for grades K-3. DOWNLOAD ONLY. 

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Your Brain Safe and Sound  

Helmet safety. DOWNLOAD ONLY.

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 Move Your Body—It's Good for Your Brain 

The importance of exercise and play. DOWNLOAD ONLY. 

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A brain-healthy diet includes lots of colors! DOWNLOAD ONLY.

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Our Five Basic Senses

Match the illustrations to the right sense word. DOWNLOAD ONLY.