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Brain Donation: A Gift for Future Generations

One donated brain can make a huge impact, providing information for hundreds of Alzheimer’s and related dementias research studies. By studying the brains of people who have died — both those who had a brain disorder and those who had healthy brains — researchers learn more about how types of dementia affect the brain and how we might better treat and prevent them.

NIA’s article on the brain donation process provides more information about the opportunity to help researchers and future generations, including:

  • Why donate your brain
  • Who can donate their brain
  • How to become a brain donor
  • What happens to the brain during and after donation
  • Talking to family about your brain donation decision

Learn more about brain donation and help researchers answer important questions about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Spread the word about this special gift for future generations.

Last Updated on July 8, 2020

Published by Chrishun Brown

Communications Manager for the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center

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