The Purpose of Purpose

Valerie PatmintraBrain Health, Cognitive Aging

Your life purpose comes from the central motivating factors in your life – the reasons you get up in the morning and the things you put effort into throughout the day. Having and recognizing your purpose can help guide life decisions, provide a sense of direction and create meaning in your life. And, perhaps most importantly, having a sense of purpose has also been linked to increased longevity and brain health later in life.

The Healing Effects of Social Connection

Valerie PatmintraBrain Health, Cognitive Aging

Social connection has been widely studied as a significant factor in helping increase longevity, as well as better physical, cognitive and mental health. Commit to strengthening your relationships and connections with family this month in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month. 

Dr. Madhav Thambisetty, MBRF Trustee and Vice Chair, Recently Addressed “Targeting Pathology in Neurodegenerative Disease” at the 2023 AAN Annual Meeting

Valerie PatmintraBrain Health, Cognitive Aging, News

Madhav Thambisetty, MD, PhD, MBRF Trustee and Vice Chair, senior investigator at the National Institute on Aging and adjunct professor of neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, recently addressed the important topic of “Targeting Pathology in Neurogenerative Disease” at the Plenary Session of the 2023 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology.

Live Better Longer Webinar: Advances in Brain Health

Valerie PatmintraEvents, News

The McKnight Brain Research Foundation is thrilled to share that our 2022 Innovator Award recipients, Emilie T. Read, PhD, and Tara Tracy, PhD, were recently featured as experts in the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) and Prevention Magazine’s Live Better Longer webinar series.

Commit to Spring Fitness – Your Brain and Your Body Will Thank You

Valerie PatmintraBrain Health, Cognitive Aging

Woman tying shoe laces of sneaker

If your New Year’s resolution to make exercise part of your regular routine didn’t stick during the cold winter months, don’t worry – spring is the perfect time to recommit to fitness. Not only will your body thank you, your brain will too. Physical activity can help improve your overall health today and delay the onset of cognitive decline (including dementia) later in life.