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 DVD 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. 


Successful Aging and the 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. 

Also available in Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese 
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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.

Recent Successful Aging & Your Brain Sessions


Secrets of Successful Ageing... Later in Life

To prevent or slow cognitive decline in later life, one should adopt as many healthy lifestyle choices as possible, researcher Ian Deary told an audience at the Royal Society as part of the annual Successful Ageing event in London, England. His talk was organized by EDAB and the University of the Third Age (U3A). For more coverage, see "How to Stay Sharp in Later Life," a Dana Foundation news article by Mo Costandi.


Mente Sana en Cuerpo Sano
(Healthy Brain in a Healthy Body)

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 Mente Sana en Cuerpo Sano, Orlando, 18 de marzo de 2017 en Engelwood Neighborhood Center. AARP, en asociación con la Fundación Dana y Telemundo Orlando, presentó una discusión por un panel de expertos en salud sobre cómo la memoria se ve afectada a medida que envejecemos, qué tipos de enfermedades existen y cómo evitarlas y qué se puede hacer para envejecer saludablemente. El panelista fue Ambrosio J. Romero, M.D., F.A.A.F.P, moderado por Ivonne Fernández, Directora Estatal Asociada, AARP.El evento tuvo lugar en español.  

Healthy Brain in a Healthy Body, Orlando, March 18, 2017 at Engelwood Neighborhood Center.  AARP, in partnership with the Dana Foundation and Telemundo Orlando, presented a discussion by a panel of health experts on how memory is affected as one ages, what types of diseases exist and how to avoid them, and what you can do to age healthily. The panelist was Ambrosio J. Romero, M.D., F.A.A.F.P, moderated by Ivonne Fernandez, Associate State Director, AARP. The event took place in Spanish.    

Watch a video recap on the Dana Foundation Youtube page

 Up With Aging!


Successful Aging & Your Brain, March 20, 2016 in partnership with the Manhattan Borough President, Gale A. Brewer, at the Up With Aging brain health event at CUNY Graduate Center. The panel discussion, moderated by Brewer, included three expert neuroscientists: DABI member Wendy A. Suzuki, Ph.D., New York University; Matthew E. Fink, M.D., Neurology, Weill Cornell Medicine; and Scott A. Small, M.D., Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain.

Successful Aging & Your Brain Kansas City

Staying Sharp KC Audience
Successful Aging & Your Brain Kansas City at Overland Park Convention Center on Saturday, June 13, 2016. Loren Halifax from local WDAF Fox 4 TV moderated.  Panelists were Anne Arthur, ARNP, BC, Nurse Practitioner,
Memory Care Clinic, Executive Director, University of Kansas Alzheimer's Disease Center; 
Jeffrey Burns, MD, MS, Edward H. Hashinger Professor of Neurology, Co-Director,  
University of Kansas Alzheimer's Disease Center; Anne L. Foundas, MD, Chief, 
Center for Neurology and Cognitive Neuroscience, Truman Medical Center, 
Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology and Cognitive Neuroscience, 
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine; and Russell H. Swerdlow, MD
Gene and Marge Sweeney Professor of Neurology, Director, University of Kansas Alzheimer's Disease Center, Director, KUMC Neurodegenerative Disorders Program.

Successful Aging and Your Brain Tallahassee

  Staying Sharp Tallahassee 
Successful Aging & Your Brain Tallahassee, March 17, 2014. Panelists were Patrick A. Griffith, MD, FAAN, Professor of Clinical Medicine and Chief of Neurology at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta; DABI member Kenneth M. Heilman, MD, The James E. Rooks Jr. Distinguished Professor of Neurology at the University of Florida College of Medicine; and Katherin Snyder, RD, LD/N, CDE, Tallahassee Memorial Bariatric and Diabetes Center. Tom Flanigan, program director for local radio channel WFSU-FM, moderated.

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.

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Successful Aging & Your Brain DVD program

Can’t make it to a live Successful Aging & Your Brain forum? Watch the Successful Aging & Your Brain video. Dana Alliance member Dr. Jordan Grafman is the guide for this 29 minute video, which covers what to expect from the aging brain and how to age successfully.

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