Validated sites related to brain health and general information for older adults and caregivers, from external sources and from Dana publications.
The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives' Staying Sharp program includes live public forums, printed and printable resources, and videos.
Reviews by eminent neuroscientists of specific areas of research, including normal function, disease, and new technologies.
BrainWeb provides information and links to validated sites about brain diseases and disorders from external sources and from Dana publications.
Many researchers at a New York Academy of
Sciences symposium described a “nexus of nutrition, aging, and dementia.”
While most cases of dementia may be unavoidable,
a great many may be prevented or delayed via simple changes in diet and other
habits. In principle, the earlier in life a person starts making these changes,
the better the preventive effect would be.
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.
Scientists have reported promising rejuvenation experiments on mouse brains-but it isn't clear that such results can be translated usefully into human therapies.
Lower vitamin D levels linked to higher dementia risk in two separate studies.
links between impaired hearing and loss of cognitive abilities raise the
tantalizing possibility that restoring hearing could slow cognitive decline.