Brain donation is a priceless contribution to knowledge that leads to the development of more effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. It is also critically important to be able to study brain tissue of individuals with no memory or other cognitive problems. This allows scientists to compare normal and abnormal brain tissue, which will lead to a greater understanding of factors that may protect the brain from disease in aging. To update your brain donation registration information, or to learn about becoming a donor, contact Karen Dahlman Ph.D. at 212-241-2968, or email her at Karendahlmanmssmedu . You can also learn more about our Brain Tissue Donation Program at www.mssm.edu/adrc.