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Not only does exercise help us maintain a healthy weight and heart, it can also support brain function and mental health.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 2 min
Denise Park breaks down what happens to the brain and cognition as we get older.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
A team of scientists is seeking answers to a fundamental understanding of how and when neurons utilize the nutrients that give them energy.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 5 min
As we age, connections between brain cells weaken and cells can't communicate with each other as effectively, leading to problems with memory and cognitive ability.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 4 min
How has the absence of disease affected the brain and aging since the early 19th century?
  • University of Texas: Neuroscience Online
Americans 65 and older undergo nearly 20 million surgeries each year, which frequently improve and sometimes save their lives. But the brain doesn’t always fare so well.
  • The Dana Foundation
Think back to a really vivid memory. Got it? Now try to remember what you had for lunch three weeks ago. That second memory probably isn’t as strong—but why not?
  • TED
  • 4 min
Researcher Samuel Cohen explains how Alzheimer’s differs from normal memory loss and how that may hold the key for future treatments.
  • TED
  • 8 min
Memory loss is a sign of an aging brain. But when does forgetting cross the line from normal aging to something more serious?
  • Coalition for the Life Sciences
  • 51 min
Possible links between impaired hearing and loss of cognitive abilities raise the tantalizing possibility that restoring hearing could slow cognitive decline.
  • The Dana Foundation
Learn about the developing brain and how your brain changes throughout your lifetime with this comprehensive website.
  • PBS
Even without a disease such as Alzheimer's, the aging brain does show signs of wear. Researchers look to the molecular level to see if they can slow the healthy, normal progress.
  • The Dana Foundation