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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.

Staying Sharp

The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives' Staying Sharp 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. 

BrainWeb

BrainWeb provides information and links to validated sites about brain diseases and disorders from external sources and from Dana publications.

 


Recent Articles

Cognitive Skills and the Aging Brain: What to Expect

Despite dementia and other neurobiological disorders that are associated with aging, improved imaging has revealed that even into our seventies, our brains continue producing new neurons. Our author writes about how mental health functions react to the normal aging process, including why an aging brain may even form the basis for wisdom.


Big Data and the Brain: Peeking at the Future of Neuroscience

“I don’t think, going forward, that neuroscientists are going to be fully capable of doing all the great things they want to do without a level of comfort with computational analysis,” said NIH Director Francis Collins said at the recent Society for Neuroscience annual meeting.


Researchers Find Evidence of Human-to-Human Spread of Alzheimer’s Protein Aggregates

Cadaver-derived human growth hormone treatments, used during 1959-85, may have been contaminated with “infectious” amyloid beta aggregates. 


Have Researchers Discovered the Key to ALS?

Lost function of ALS-linked protein TDP-43 seen as potentially major contributor to disease. 


Lightning Strikes Twice

A Nobel Prize-winning neurologist/biochemist has transmitted a Parkinson's-like disease from the involved brain to a mouse model.


Cognitive Training: Still a Questionable Area

It's not easy for brain training companies to prove their products are truly helpful. That doesn't stop them from claiming they are.