Successful Aging & Your Brain focuses on understanding how the brain works and maximizing brain function and health. The program includes live public forums, printed resources, and a Successful Aging & Your Brain On Demand, a one-hour YouTube video program.

Successful Aging & Your Brain forums are dynamic discussions by an expert panel followed by a Q&A session with the audience, covering how the brain changes as we age, memory loss, brain diseases and disorders, and maintaining cognitive function. 


Recently the Dana Foundation presented a Successful Aging & Your Brain program in New York.  Neuroscience experts Wendy A. Suzuki, Ph.D., Matthew E. Fink, M.D. and Scott A. Small, M.D. discussed how the brain works, brain diseases and disorders and tips for leading a brain healthy lifestyle.  Moderated by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, this informative and engaging one-hour program includes video clips from the program and an in depth look at the four factors that may contribute to the maintenance of cognitive function. 


Successful Aging & Your Brain

We all know people who seem to blossom after 50, or stay sharp into old age. What can we learn from them? Find out what steps you can take to improve your brain fitness, regardless of your age. 

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Four lifestyle factors contribute to the maintenance of cognitive function: mental activity, physical activity, social engagement, and the control of vascular risk factors.

Also available in Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese
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It’s never too late to start living a brain-healthy life! Check out our new 90-second video of four steps to keep your brain working well as you grow older.  

The PSA is also available in Spanish on the Dana Foundation Youtube.

For an archive of earlier Successful Aging & Your Brain sessions, visit the Successful Aging & Your Brain archives.

Successful Aging & Your Brain puzzles

A series of free downloadable puzzles, based on Successful Aging & Your Brain, is also available. Download here. To download our other puzzles please visit the Brain Awareness Week downloadable resources page.


Successful Aging & Your Brain puzzles answer key

Want to check your answers to the Successful Aging & Your Brain puzzles?  Click here for the ANSWER KEY!