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What Wendy Williams teaches us about dementia

As talk show host Wendy Williams grapples with dementia, the rest of us can learn a lot about the disease.

This is your brain on love

On Valentine's Day and every other day of the year, love triggers fascinating phenomena inside our brains.

5 ways to add exercise, improve brain health

Incorporating consistent exercise routines can lead to better brain health. They're also easier than you might think.

What is cognitive fitness, and how it is assessed

Cognitive fitness is important, especially in our elected leaders. But what is it? Why does it matter? And how is it measured?

NAN education paper reviews lifestyle factor science and neuropsychology

A recent paper co-authored by NAN experts reviews the many connections between lifestyle choices and brain health.

The psychology of New Year’s resolutions

There's a reason New Year's resolutions are hard to keep. There's also a better, scientifically proven way to establish goals for the future.

Painting with taste

Penelope Moore has built a career on painting what she tastes. Her secrets: synesthesia and a creative approach to expressionism.

5 ways to improve your sleep, and your brain health

Good sleep is an important part of overall health. Here are five quick tips for improving sleep habits on the road to better brain health.

The connection between intellectual activity and brain health

Being intellectually engaged may benefit the brain, which means it's important to learn and practice new skills.

Newest BrainBeat podcast offers tips for dementia caregivers

The latest BrainBeat podcast features Dr. Maureen O'Connor and spotlights the difficult journeys of dementia caregivers.

7 tips for navigating holidays with a loved one who has dementia

The holidays are upon us, and taking certain steps can help make the experience easier for loved ones with dementia.

The connection between nutrition and brain health

Healthy nutrition helps us to stay fit and live better lives. Certain diets are especially good for brain health.

How TMS treats depression

In this Q&A, Dr. Jeff Daskalakis explains the science behind TMS, and how magnetic waves treat depression.

How social connections can improve brain health

Social connections are yet another part of life that contribute to brain health. NAN's latest video explains why and how.

Former NAN President quoted in Reader’s Digest story about intelligence

A popular magazine published an article about intelligence, and the author turned to a former NAN president for help.

What not to miss at the 43rd annual NAN Conference

The 43rd annual NAN Conference will be packed with informative sessions and research about brain science.

Physical activity a key to brain health

Being physically active is critically important for general health, heart health, and brain health, too.

Hemsworth raises awareness about genetic testing and dementia

Chris Hemsworth, the actor who plays Thor, has tested positive for a gene linked to Alzheimer's disease. What does this mean?

New Brain Beat podcast features Dr. Tresa Roebuck Spencer

Episode 15 of the NAN Foundation's "Brain Beat" podcast features a special guest: Dr. Tresa Roebuck Spencer, who is living with brain cancer.
An image of the brain in which different sections of the brain are represented by fruits and foods.

Why a Mediterranean diet is good for your brain

Eating a healthy diet of foods from the Mediterranean can actually improve your brain health -- and your life.

What to consider when evaluating nutritional supplements

Nutritional supplements bring the promise of improved memory and better brain health. To what extent do they actually work?

What is a neuropsychological evaluation?

The best way to assess brain functioning is through a neuropsychological evaluation. But what does that entail?

5 ways to manage symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

While there's currently no cure for Multiple Sclerosis, there are concrete ways to manage some of the symptoms.

What is neuropsychology?

Neuropsychology is an important field linking the inner workings of the brain and behavior. But what makes it unique?
Singer Tony Bennett waves to a crowd while standing in front of an orange curtain.

What Tony Bennett taught us about life with dementia

Fans loved singer Tony Bennett for his silky voice. He also was an inspiration for how he lived with Alzheimer's Disease.

Understanding GBM

July 19 is Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) Awareness Day. In this blog post, learn the basics about this dangerous brain cancer.
A brain with beams of light shooting out of it.

Record number of Alzheimer’s drugs in development in 2023

Recent research indicates there are more Alzheimer's Disease drugs in trial now than ever. That's good news for patients seeking relief.
Image of a brain with rays of light beaming from it.

Setting the record straight about assessments

Dr. William Perry sets the record straight about the power and value of neurocognitive testing and assessments.
Actor Michael J. Fox, who has Parkinson's Disease, sits on a couch and laughs as he points to the camera.

Fox still educating, inspiring about Parkinson’s Disease

30 years after Parkinson's diagnosis, beloved actor Michael J. Fox continues to educate the public and lead by example.

Factchecking: A key part of BrainWise reported features

The National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN) is passionate about communicating key and current issues about neuropsychology and brain health to the public.

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