Professor John Starr: A tribute

Professor John Starr: A tribute

We’re deeply saddened to hear that Professor John Starr has passed away. Prof Starr supported our work for many years as an Alzheimer Scotland Trustee, and as the Director of the Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Research Centre at the University of Edinburgh....
What is cognitive reserve, and how do we increase it?

What is cognitive reserve, and how do we increase it?

This article was originally published on The World Bank’s Voices blog. In our previous blog post, we wrote about how getting a good head start in brain development builds the foundation of our cognitive abilities. It puts us in a path towards socio-economic success...
How your early childhood shapes your brain

How your early childhood shapes your brain

This post first appeared on The World Bank’s Voices Blog.​ Did you know that investments in early childhood are crucial for achieving the brain’s full developmental potential and resilience? Jim Heckman, Nobel Laureate in economics, and his collaborators have shown...