Successful Aging & Your Brain focuses on understanding how the brain works and maximizing brain function and health. The program includes live public forums, printed resources, and a DVD program.

Successful Aging & Your Brain forums are dynamic discussions by an expert panel followed by a Q&A session with the audience, covering how the brain changes as we age, memory loss, brain diseases and disorders, and maintaining cognitive function. 

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Successful Aging and the 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. 


Recent Successful Aging & Your Brain Sessions


Up With Aging!


Successful Aging & Your Brain was presented on March 20th in partnership with the Manhattan Borough President, Gale A. Brewer, at the Up With Aging free brain health event. The event took place at the CUNY Graduate Center and also included a Brain Health Expo with over 30 exhibits. The panel discussion, moderated by Brewer, included three expert neuroscientists: Dana Alliance member Wendy A. Suzuki, Ph.D., New York University; Matthew E. Fink, M.D., Neurology, Weill Cornell Medicine; and Scott A. Small, M.D., Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain.
Missed the event? Watch the full program here!

Brain Day

SAYB Brain Day Session

Expert neuroscientists from the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience presented Successful Aging & Your Brain on March 15th at NYU Langone Medical Center's free Brain Day, which also included a Brain Fair and a performance by The Unforgettables, a chorus for people with dementia and their caregivers.

For an archive of earlier Successful Aging & Your Brain sessions, visit the Successful Aging & Your Brain archives.



  Successful Aging & Your Brain puzzles

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

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Successful Aging & Your Brain DVD program

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Can’t make it to a live Sucessful Aging & Your Brain forum? Watch the Successful Aging & Your Brain 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 age successfully.

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