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Brain Connections 

Brain Connections provides information and links to validated sites about brain diseases and disorders from outside sources and from Dana publications.

 

Successful Aging & Your Brain

The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives' Successful Aging & Your Brain program includes live public forums, printed and printable resources, and videos.

More Resources for Seniors

Validated sites related to brain health and general information for older adults and caregivers, from external sources and from Dana publications. 

Briefing Papers

Briefing Papers take an in-depth look at timely brain-related topics, such as brain development and the effects of meditation on the brain.


Recent Articles

The End Comes as a Wave

Starved of oxygen, neurons lose their proper electrical charge when we die and a wave of electrochemical energy spreads through the brain. Researchers in Berlin and Cincinnati have, for the first time, recorded such brain tsunamis in dying patients, and also in patients with survivable brain damage, such as brain hemorrhages, suggesting that doctors look for this pattern and act quickly when they see it to save endangered neurons.


Digging into Sleep’s Effects

Researchers look at the molecular level for answers to why some people can resist the ills of sleep deprivation.


Predicting Suicides—Beyond STARRS

After the Army successfully trained a computer program to find people in their health databases who were at serious risk of self-harm, the Veterans Administration did it service-wide. Could civilian healthcare providers do the same?

 


What is ‘Well’?

Are we using the right standards when judging whether a psychiatric intervention, such as deep brain stimulation, is working, asked neurologist Helen Mayberg during the EDAB Special Lecture on Neuroethics during the recent FENS Forum. 


Grief vs. Depression

The interrelationships between grief and depression are multifaceted–they share common features and can co-occur. How do we differentiate between these similar but different mental states?


Heart Associations Add Brain-Health Recommendations

Researchers find strong connections between mid-life heart health and later-life brain health.