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Brain Connections 

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

More Resources for Seniors

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

Briefing Papers

Briefing Papers take an in-depth look at timely brain-related topics, such as brain development and the effects of meditation on the brain.

Recent Articles

Connecting the Dots: New Insights into Creativity and the Brain

“Ordinary” mental processes combine in unexpected ways across the brain when we are tapping our creativity.

Treating Cognitive Decline in HIV Patients

Early diagnosis and treatment is critical to stemming progression of mental problems in people with HIV.

Toward a Medical Model of Neuropsychiatric Disorders

New findings have helped affirm the long-postulated idea that even mental disorders have a physical basis. One of the latest pieces of evidence comes from brain imaging research on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which sheds light on its neurobiological underpinnings and points the way for more precise interventions.

Don’t Give Up on Modifying Alzheimer’s Disease

Evaluating potential candidates treatment and monitoring their progression are major challenges in the fight against Alzeimer's disease. Right now, what’s needed is an approach that modifies the disease in any form. To my way of thinking, that means much smaller studies, including non-clinical end-points. 

The Brain’s Emotional Development

By: Nim Tottenham, Ph.D.

(Listen to Q&A with Nim Tottenham, Ph.D.)
New research is helping scientists learn about areas that are crucial to the brain's emotional development, and how our surroundings fit into the picture. The findings could have far-reaching implications for both parents and policy-makers.

Defending the Aging Brain

“The brain doesn’t want to be demented,” researcher David Bennett says, “and it has means to protect itself.” He and other scientists are starting to find clues to genetic factors in the biology of resilience.

How to Stay Sharp in Later Life

To prevent or slow cognitive decline in later life, one should adopt as many healthy lifestyle choices as possible, researcher Ian Deary told an audience at the Royal Society. His talk was organized by the European Dana Alliance for the Brain (EDAB) and the University of the Third Age (U3A).