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

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of people 65 and older develop Alzheimers disease
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of people 65 and older experience cognitive changes due to the normal aging process

Maintaining Brain Health

What you can do

The key to maintaining brain health is you. There are steps you can take now to help you age successfully and enjoy the benefits of a fuller life as you age.

Learn how

Partnering with FNIH

New Grant Opportunity

We recently renewed our longstanding research partnership with the NIA through the Foundation for NIH for a third five-year cycle. Learn more about the new grant opportunity, “Network for Identification, Evaluation and Tracking of Older Persons with Superior Cognitive Performance for their Chronological Age” on our Partnerships page.

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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 order to better understand and alleviate age-related cognitive decline and memory loss. 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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