• 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

Motivational Disorders in Brain Conditions

People with a variety of disorders, from neurological to psychiatric, share troubles with motivation, especially apathy and impulsivity. Scientists described how they are connecting the dots between symptoms and brain mechanisms during the BNA2017 Festival of Neuroscience.

Air Pollution Linked to Higher Risk of Dementia

Researchers find effects of exhaust fume particles in people who live close to busy roadways, even children.

Finding the Hurt in Pain

(Listen to Q&A with Irene Tracey, Ph.D.)
Pain is unique to every person, and difficult to quantify and treat. Our author examines how brain imaging is opening our eyes to the richness and complexity of the pain experience, giving us extraordinary insight into the neurochemistry, network activity, wiring, and structures relevant to producing and modulating painful experiences in all their various guises.

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.

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.