PUBLICATIONS AND RESOURCES
The publications and resources of the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives and the Dana Foundation offer accessible and reliable news and information about the brain and brain research. All are available online at www.dana.org, the website of the Dana Foundation.
Below is just a sampling of the free materials available online and by subscription at www.dana.org, as well as descriptions of the materials available for order in bulk quantities by registered BAW partners (USA only).
Visit the News and Publications & Multimedia sections of www.dana.org for more information about our print and web publications, as well as audio and video.
Brain Connections: Your Source Guide to Information on Brain Diseases and Disorders
A source guide that lists more than 240 organizations in the United States likely to help those looking for information, referrals, and other guidance in connection with brain-related disorders. Listings provide mailing addresses, toll-free numbers, email and website addresses, and identify the primary services each organization provides.
Packed with information about the brain in a fun format of games, riddles, and puzzles, this booklet is perfect for middle and high school students.
Brain in the News
Online, Brain in the News provides links, refreshed weekly, to the top news stories about the brain. The monthly print version comprises the best news and feature articles about brain research that have appeared in leading newspapers and magazines around the world.
Cerebrum: The Dana Forum on Brain Science
An online, interdisciplinary magazine of ideas about how brain science is changing our lives. Articles and book features from the world’s leading scientists and scholars tell the story in a language you can understand, with the evidence, arguments, and context you need to reach your own conclusions. Cerebrum authors interpret, apply, and challenge brain research in voices that are original, authoritative, and provocative.
Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research
A new edition of this pamphlet provides answers to commonly asked questions about the brain and its disorders. Topics include learning and memory, the senses, genetics, brain injury, mental illness, neuro-imaging, and much more.
An addition to It’s Mindboggling!, this publication is a closer look at learning and memory, the senses, drug addiction, and how the brain and nervous system work…still in a fun format.
Staying Sharp DVD Program
This 29-minute DVD program uses footage of neuroscience experts from live Staying Sharp forums to address topics such as changes in the aging brain, memory, and the science behind the healthy brain practices that may help us stay sharp. Pair with the Staying Sharp booklets and bookmarks for a program in brain fitness and successful aging.
Stay Sharp Bookmark
This bookmark, created to be paired with the Staying Sharp booklets and DVD, illustrates four lifestyle factors that may contribute to the maintenance of cognitive function: mental activity, physical activity, social engagement, and the control of vascular risk factors.
The Mindboggling Workbook
A fun-filled activity book about the brain for children in grades K-3 (ages 5-9). Provides an introduction to how the brain works, what the brain does, its importance, and how to take care of it.
Staying Sharp Booklet: Successful Aging and Your Brain
We all know people who seem to blossom after 50, or stay sharp well into old age. What can we learn from their experience? Find out what steps you can take now to improve your brain fitness, regardless of your age.
Brain Awareness Week Pencils and Brain-shaped Erasers
Brain Awareness Week pencils with “Get Connected! Brain Awareness Week • www.dana.org/BAW” paired with brain-shaped erasers, both in fun colors.
Brain Awareness Week Stickers
Brain Awareness Week stickers (2.75” round, in rolls of 100) with “Get Connected…Celebrate Brain Awareness Week!” and the BAW URL, www.dana.org/BAW.
Dana Alliance Puzzles
A series of puzzles for adults and children are available as PDF downloads to print and distribute. Included are general brain-related puzzles as well as a series for adults based on "Staying Sharp" and puzzles for children based on the "Mindboggling" booklets. Click the link above to visit the puzzles page and download.
The Mindboggling Coloring Sheets
A series of coloring sheets for young children, based on the content on the “Mindboggling” booklets, are available to download and print. The coloring sheets cover brain healthy eating, helmet safety, exercise and brain health, and the five senses.
Staying Sharp Booklet: Learning as We Age
According to the latest brain research, actively engaging our brains in learning throughout life can have a significant impact on how well our brains age. Find out what neuroscience has revealed about lifelong learning.
Staying Sharp Booklet: Memory and Aging
Moments of forgetfulness happen to everyone, even the young. But as we get older, they may leave us wondering if we’re losing our mental edge.
Staying Sharp Booklet: Late-Life Brain Disorders
Is there anyone who doesn’t desire to live life to the fullest every day, no matter their age? Learn about a few of the most common and most debilitating late-life brain disorders: dementia, depression, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and chronic pain.
Brain Awareness Week Buttons
Brain Awareness Week buttons (2.5" round) with "Get Connected...Celebrate Brain Awareness Week!" and the BAW URL, www.dana.org/BAW.