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The McKnight Brain Research Foundation strives to better understand and alleviate age-related cognitive decline and memory loss to help people age successfully and maintain their brain health.


Cognitive health by the numbers

13%

of people 65 and older develop Alzheimers disease

87%

of people 65 and older may experience cognitive changes due to the normal aging process
Interview with CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta

Keep Your Brain Healthy

McKnight Brain Research Foundation Trustee, Dr. Richard Isaacson, recently sat down with neurosurgeon and CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, to talk about his latest book, Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age and his key takeaways for maintaining cognitive health.

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Interview with Dr. Ronald Lazar

Dr. Ronald Lazar served as the Senior and Corresponding Author on the American Heart Association Scientific Statement published today, A Primary Care Agenda for Brain Health. In this interview, Dr. Lazar outlines his key take-aways from writing the scientific statement and his goals for establishing brain health as a whole-life endeavor and shifting cognitive decline from a treatment-based model to a prevention-based model.

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Our 20+ Year Commitment to Brain Research

Learn More About the Foundation

Read our new organizational brochure to learn more about our investment in and commitment to better understanding and alleviating age-related cognitive decline and memory loss.

Read our new organizational brochure to learn more about our investment in and commitment to better understanding and alleviating age-related cognitive decline and memory loss.

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The McKnight Brain Institutes

An important goal of the Foundation is to foster cross-discipline, productive collaboration among top brain health scientists from across the country. In commitment to that goal, the Foundation has established three Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institutes at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the University of Arizona and the University of Miami and the Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Florida.

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University of Alabama at Birmingham

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University of Arizona

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University of Florida

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University of Miami

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