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Maintaining a Healthy Aging Brain During a Pandemic

Join us online for a three-week discussion series on the aging brain that doctors from the University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine will lead.
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Why Everyone is Obsessed With the MIND Diet

The MIND diet ranks among the top heart-healthy diets and is one of the easiest to follow. Its goal: to lower the risk of dementia and improve cognitive health.
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Neuroplasticity of the Brain & Physical Exercise: Keeping a Sharp Mind

Neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to develop new neural pathways or connections between brain cells or neurons. Most neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s as well as mild cognitive impairment, are accompanied by a loss of brain plasticity.

You are invited to view a virtual townhall

To our UHealth and Miller School of Medicine friends and supporters
YOU ARE INVITED TO VIEW A VIRTUAL TOWN HALL
IN THE KNOW: THE SCIENCE OF AN AGING BRAIN
Which Took Place: Wednesday, October 7 at 6 p.m. EST
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Take the memory test!

MindCrowd is the first research project of its kind and it's people like you who will lead to critical advancements in understanding and treating brain disorders.
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Brain Donation: A Gift for Future Generations

Brain donation helps researchers study brain disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, that affect millions of people. Learn about why people donate their brains, the process of brain donation, and how you can enroll to make this generous gift.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Neurologic Disease Resource Center

Brain & Life is committed to providing guidance from trusted neurologists. This page is dedicated to sharing with you the latest and most trusted information from the neurology community. Please continue to visit this page for new content updates.
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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The University of Miami Health System continues to closely monitoring the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. University and health system leaders are working closely with government and public health agencies and continue to follow guidelines from the U.S. Department of State, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization.
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McKnight Awards Research Scholarship in Cognitive Aging to Sarah Getz, PhD

MCKNIGHT CLINICAL TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP IN COGNITIVE…
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The Mayor’s Initiative on Aging: Your Brain

Join us for a series of discussions on how aging affects your brain, including what to expect, prevention and best practices.

Study Shows Extra Weight in 60s May Be Linked to Brain Thinning Years Later

Having a bigger waistline and a high body mass index (BMI) in your 60s may be linked with greater signs of brain aging years later, according to a study published by a leading University of Miami neurology researcher in the July 24 online edition of N e u r o l o g y®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study suggests that these factors may accelerate brain aging by at least a decade.