About Us

We’re Dr. Patrick Alban and Deane Alban, the founders of Be Brain Fit.

Together, we have more than 50 years of experience in various aspects of health and wellness.

As with most people, cognitive and other mental health issues have touched our lives and the lives of those we care about.

Anxiety, depression, substance abuse, dementia, cognitive decline — we’ve experienced it ourselves, or through the experiences of others.

And it was our own struggles with midlife mental decline that inspired us to create Be Brain Fit.

In spite of living a healthy lifestyle (so we thought), we found ourselves experiencing brain fog, forgetfulness, and mood swings.

After doing a lot of research, we realized that all these cognitive and mental health problems were, in fact, common among everyone, everywhere.

That’s when we decided to share what we learned (and continue to learn) through Be Brain Fit.

Be Brain Fit’s Commitment to You

  • Count on us for balanced, evidence-based information to support better brain health and performance for a lifetime.
  • We present this information in a way that’s easy to understand and engaging.
  • All our content is to-the-point and comprehensive. Be Brain Fit is a no-fluff zone.
  • Rely on us for actionable steps and practical brain-healthy tips that you can feel confident using right away.
  • Consider us your partner in improving your cognitive performance and mood health.

The Team

Dr. Patrick Alban
Dr. Patrick Alban

Patrick Alban, DC

Known as Dr. Pat, I’m a retired chiropractor.

I’m a graduate of the National University of Health Sciences and Johns Hopkins University.

Be Brain Fit has enabled me to remain actively involved with my biggest passion — wellness.

Now, more than ever, I appreciate how important it is to have good mental (as well as physical) health.

So I’m glad to be helping others be healthier and happier.

On a day-to-day basis, I’m the editor and medical reviewer of all Be Brain Fit content.

I also handle all the technical and business aspects of being online.

Deane and I moved from Maryland to southern Arizona in 2010 and we really like it here.

Deane Alban
Deane Alban

Deane Alban, BA

My degree background in journalism and biology from the University of South Florida has provided me with a foundation to share my passion for nutrition and healthy living with many others.

I’ve had a variety of health-related careers, including nutritional consulting, teaching healthy cooking classes, managing a nutritional supplement company, and more.

My writing has appeared in print magazines such as Brain World Magazine and Conscious Living and on many popular websites including Lifehacker, Pick the Brain, Addicted2Success, and Whole 9.

Our articles on Be Brain Fit have been cited on such websites as:

On Be Brain Fit, our articles have had over 32 million pageviews. (July, 2022)

Pat and I feel fortunate that we can work together at home in the beautiful desert of southern Arizona.

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