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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
Learning More About Brain-Related Diseases

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MindCrowd is a collaborative effort to learn more about brain-related diseases. By participating, you can help make real progress in the effort to better understand and treat Alzheimer's disease and other brain-related diseases, including age-related cognitive decline and memory loss.
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From the Blog

Expert Interview Series

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Three Questions with Dr. Michael Saag

Dr. Michael Saag, Associate Dean for Global Health, Director of the UAB Center for AIDS Research and Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has gained national attention by participating in news conferences and speaking with reporters to share his experience with COVID-19 and encourage the public to follow basic safety precautions to protect themselves and others against the virus. In this interview, Dr. Saag gives his input about COVID's impact on patients' brains, the short and long term public health implications of the pandemic, and what he sees as the light at the end of the tunnel.

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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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