Research

Better understanding cognitive aging and uncovering possible treatments for cognitive decline and memory loss.

The McKnight Brain Research Foundation supports research on cognitive aging, age related cognitive decline and memory loss and fosters collaboration among scientists to achieve successful outcomes in better understanding cognitive aging and uncovering possible treatments for cognitive decline and memory loss. Through the research we support, we are committed to making a significant impact in the lives of both the patients experiencing and researchers investigating cognitive changes due to aging.

In our first 20 years, we’ve hosted three cognitive aging summits and established the four McKnight Brain Institutes at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Arizona, University of Florida and University of Miami to establish the topic of brain aging in our national dialogue and bring together research on the topic of alleviating and preventing age-related cognitive decline and memory loss. We believe this is the key to helping adults live richer, fuller and independent lives as they age and are committed to continuing to support research in this field until we’ve found a way to prevent the cognitive decline commonly associated with aging.

We encourage you to explore the current research happening at each of the McKnight Brain Institutes and challenge you to think of how we can continue improving our understanding of age-related cognitive decline to delay or prevent brain aging and the normal decline in thinking, problem-solving and memory skills it currently causes for millions of older adults.

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The McKnight Brain Institutes

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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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Advocating for new research helps us better understand age-related cognitive decline and memory loss to help people like you age successfully.

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