Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Brain Awareness Week (BAW): How Can YOU Help?
Before we get into today's post, I'd like to take the opportunity to say, 'WELCOME!' to all of our new followers! It's wonderful to see people joining together to share their stories about raising, living with or merely caring about someone in their lives living with bipolar and other mood disorders. Thank you for being here and I hope more people find us. =)
Okay on with today's post...
Have you heard about Brain Awareness Week? I hadn't either until my oldest daughter, Jaimie, was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). Because SPD is a disorder that interferes with how the brain and the rest of the nervous system function, I felt it beneficial to learn all I could about it as well as do my part to support needed brain research. The Dana Foundation, who began Brain Awareness Week, is an institute offering the latest information about the brain and brain research. And I have found this site absolutely wonderful in helping me understand other conditions that affect the brain including Alzheimer's, bipolar, and other neurological conditions.
This year, Brain Awareness Week is March 12 - 18 and there are many things you can do from signing up your group or organization to help spread the word to simply putting the BAW button on your blog or Website. As someone whose life has been touched with many brain affected conditions (Alzheimer's, bipolar, SPD, brain injury, depression), the campaign is one close to my heart.
Why not check out the Dana Foundation, as well as the information about BAW, and see what you can do to help!