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.
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Cognitive Aging
As we age, our brains age too. Cognitive aging is a natural process that can have both positive and negative effects.
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Research
We continually invest in a wide range of research projects and support new generations of emerging researchers.
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Primary Care
Education from primary care physicians can help older adults maintain their cognitive health and stay independent later in life.
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Keeping Your Brain Healthy

It's a fact, your brain ages just like the rest of your body. But, growing evidence shows there are lifestyle changes you can make to maintain your cognitive and brain health later in life. Read our new Keeping Your Brain Healthy brochure and start making changes to keep your brain healthy today.
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Healthy Aging
We celebrated Healthy Aging Month in September by sharing tips and encouraging you to take action to prioritize your brain health. Whether you joined us in September or are looking to jump start a brain-healthy lifestyle now, check out simple steps you can take to promote healthy aging and good brain health.
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Our 20+ Year Commitment to Brain Research

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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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Are you a primary care physician?
As a primary care physician, we know you're well positioned to identify patients at-risk for or experiencing cognitive changes due to aging. Explore the information and resources available here to learn more about cognitive aging and age-related memory loss and the steps you can take to help your patients maintain their brain health.
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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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