Celebrate Brain Awareness Week March 12-18

Brain Awareness Week March 12-18Brain Awareness Week, a global campaign to raise public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research, including research into the causes of Parkinson’s disease and other problems of the brain and nervous system and how to treat them, will take place March 12 to 18.

According to the Society for Neuroscience, a sponsor of the event, Brain Awareness Week (BAW), which takes place each March, “is an inspirational global campaign that unites those who share an interest in elevating public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain and nervous system research.”

“BAW focuses international attention on the field of neuroscience and offers opportunities for teachers and students to engage in fun educational activities. From dynamic classroom presentations and laboratory tours to enlightening museum exhibits and public lectures,” says the Society for Neuroscience.

The Society for Neuroscience is a nonprofit organization of 40,000 scientists and physicians who study the brain and nervous system. It has the stated mission of advancing the understanding of the brain and nervous system.

In connection with Brain Awareness Week, HelpingYouCare™ has received the following announcement from the National Parkinson Foundation:

Celebrate Brain Awareness Week March 12-18

As referenced, in celebration of Brain Awareness Week, the National Parkinson Foundation, in connection with the Dana Foundation, has created a checklist entitled, “8 Steps to a Healthy Brain.”

Here is a list of the eight steps which are explained further in 8 Steps to a Healthy Brain found on the National Parkinson Foundation’s website:

  1. Exercise
  2. Eat healthy
  3. Give Your Brain a Workout
  4. Stay Social
  5. Manage Stress
  6. Get Enough Sleep
  7. Track Medications and Supplements
  8. Avoid Illicit Drugs and Excessive Alcohol Consumption

Read More on the website of the National Parkinson Foundation »

More Information

For more information on Brain Awareness Week, see the website of the Society for Neuroscience.

For more information on Parkinson’s Disease, see the HelpingYouCare™ resource pages on Parkinson’s Disease, including:

See also the website of the National Parkinson Foundation.

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