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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 

 

A Key Defender of the Aging Brain?

The loss of the REST protein from neurons appears to be an important early event in neurodegenerative disease. Researchers now are looking for ways to restore it in the elderly.

 



A Fountain of Youth for the Brain?

Scientists have reported promising rejuvenation experiments on mouse brains-but it isn't clear that such results can be translated usefully into human therapies.



More Evidence That Vitamin D Protects Against Alzheimer’s

Lower vitamin D levels linked to higher dementia risk in two separate studies.



Can Hearing Loss Predict—or Lead to—Cognitive Decline?

Possible links between impaired hearing and loss of cognitive abilities raise the tantalizing possibility that restoring hearing could slow cognitive decline.



A Purposeful Life is a Healthier Life

Results from programs like Experience Corps suggest that having a goal or purpose helps protect against cognitive decline as we age.



The Neuroprotective Effects of Education

Research published in the past few years suggests that longer years of formal study can strengthen the brain, making it more resistant to the ravages of old age—and perhaps mitigating the damage that occurs after traumatic brain injury.