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Staying mentally sharp is a top priority for the aging population, and common questions include:  When is memory loss a sign of dementia? What actions can be taken to help maintain brain health? Our new, free booklet, Staying Sharp: Successful Aging and the Brain, gives answers to these and other memory-oriented questions in easy-to-understand language. Learn more in our press release.
   
•  "Dementia Decoded" is a five-part podcast series produced by The New York Academy of Sciences and funded by the Dana Foundation.
   
Cerebrum Anthology 2014 is now available for purchase on Amazon! The book offers timely and provocative ideas in neuroscience and book reviews from a cross-section of prominent neuroscientists, including recent Nobel Prize winners Edvard and May-Britt Moser, Miguel A.L. Nicolelis, and Temple Grandin. Contact pressinfo@dana.org for review copies.
   
Dana grantee Kevin J. Tracey, a pioneer of “bioelectric medicine,” and his colleagues are testing vagus nerve stimulation devices for possible use in severe rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory conditions. Read about their work in our new Scientist Q&A, “Targeting Inflammatory DiseasesWith Electrical Signals.”
   
Briefing paper: "When the Myth is the Message: Neuromyths and Education