• Seniors

Brain Connections

Brain Connections provides information and links to validated sites about brain diseases and disorders 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. 

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.


Recent Articles

Parsing the Puzzle of Parkinson’s Genetics

Two decades of cumulative genetic discoveries have shed light on the heritability of Parkinson’s disease and uncovered novel pathways that could provide an explanation for the progressive neuronal degeneration associated with the disease.


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.


Exercise Benefits the Healthy and Diseased Brain

At the recent Society for Neuroscience conference, researchers describe how increased movement can improve measures of brain volume and white-matter connections, as well as easing certain symptoms in people with schizophrenia and Parkinson’s.