Brain Health

It's time for a mental jog. Research has shown that keeping your brain active can improve brain function, even as you age. There are many fun ways to give your brain a daily workout—some may consider it much more fun than going to the gym! From taking a class at your local community center or college, to writing letters to far-away relatives, the possibilities are endless. Visit the Alliance's Brain Health Corner and learn 10 steps to keeping your brain healthy.

Press Room

Experts Explore Federal Agency Collaborations to Close Alzheimer’s Disease Research Gaps at ACT-AD Coalition Annual Meeting

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: November 16th, 2016

Today, senior representatives from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) joined with advocates, federal colleagues, researchers, and industry to explore collaborations for advancing the most up-to-date knowledge in Alzheimer’s disease research. 

Alliance for Aging Research Commits to Celebrating a Year Without a Stroke

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: September 8th, 2016

Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month campaign highlights the risks associated with AFib and encourages doctors and patients to take steps toward preventing strokes. 

Find Stats on Chronic Diseases of Aging and Medical Innovation at Newly Designed Silver Book® Site

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: August 10th, 2015

Site Includes Data on Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Vision Loss, and More

Leading Experts Discuss Clinical Meaningfulness in Drug Development for Early Alzheimer’s Disease

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: November 6th, 2014

ACT-AD Coalition Hosts Its 7th Annual Meeting

Resolve to Work Out Your Brain in the New Year

Date: December 19th, 2006

Alliance for Aging Research offers 10 steps to brain fitness.

Individuals Encouraged to Learn More about Brain Health

Date: November 14th, 2006

The Alliance for Aging Research (the Alliance) and the Brain Resource Company (BRC) launched a brain health education program.

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New Partnership to Promote Brain Health

Date: October 30th, 2006

The Alliance for Aging Research (The Alliance) and the Brain Resource Company (BRC), announced a new partnership to promote education and research in brain health.


Study Looks at Alzheimer's Potential Impact on China

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: January 21st, 2016

A new study discusses the potential long-term impacts China could face from Alzheimer's disease.

HROTW: Preventing Stroke from Atrial Fibrillation

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: January 8th, 2016

Our Health Resource of the Week features a video: Preventing Stroke from Atrial Fibrillation.

Participate in an Alzheimer's Disease Clinical Trial

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: November 12th, 2015

Participating in Alzheimer's disease clinical trials is a valuable way you and your loved ones can personally impact this disease.

HROTW: Alzheimer's: The Race to the Cure

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: November 6th, 2015

Our Health Resource of the Week is a short video that focuses on how researchers are looking for ways to stop Alzheimer's disease.

Why Get a Memory Screening?

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: November 4th, 2015

Some advice on why you might want to consider getting a memory screening.

Two New Clinical Studies Request Volunteers

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: August 3rd, 2015

We are sharing the following information about two new clinical studies.

Webinar: Targets for the Next Generation of Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: May 11th, 2015

On April 27 the Alliance's ACT-AD Coalition held a webinar on the future of research, therapeutic development, and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

Stay Aware about the Dangers of Stroke

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: May 8th, 2015

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S.  In fact, every four minutes someone in the U.S. dies from a stroke. Here are some things to know.

NIA Seeks Volunteers for Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical Trials

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: May 5th, 2015

Right now across the U.S. there are more than 150 Alzheimer’s disease and related clinical trials being conducted.

The Aging Brain

Author: Dan Perry

Date: December 6th, 2011

The Washington Post has an interesting graphic in the newspaper today on the effects of aging on the brain. 

Obesity Found to Decrease Brain Mass in Older Adults

Author: Guest Contributor

Date: September 8th, 2009

Researchers from UCLA and the University of Pittsburgh have found more support for the benefits of exercise on dementia.


Neurogenesis Plays Key Role in Learning and Memory: Salk Scientists Find

Date: May 1st, 2008

Not long ago, the suggestion that old brains could grow new nerve cells – or neurons – was unthinkable among neurologists. Today, however, we know that neural stem cells are indeed capable of growing new neurons throughout life. This process is called neurogenesis, which literally means “the birth of new neurons.” Precisely how nerve stem cells function and how they are regulated, however, have remained something of a mystery until recently.

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Folic Acid: Boost for Your Brain?

Date: May 1st, 2007

Want to boost your memory and brain power? Eat more strawberries and asparagus. Both are good sources of folic acid, a vitamin that improved memory and cognition in healthy adults 50-70 years old, according to a study reported in the medical journal Lancet (Jan. 20, 2006).

Steps to Brain Fitness

Date: February 1st, 2006

There is a lot we can do to keep our brains healthy and potentially prevent or lessen the cognitive decline that often comes with aging. The Alliance for Aging Research and the Brain Resource Company have teamed up to bring information and resources on brain health to the public and to provide the WebNeuro test, a cognitive assessment that can be taken on personal computers, free to the first one million users.*

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