On one of our “walk and talks” around the lush trails of Rock Creek Park in DC surrounded by bikers, runners, cars and the occasional deer, Wendy and Lisa talked about aging. Wendy’s mother, who had her children in her early 20s, was still joining the family’s grueling summer hikes with her children and nine grandchildren well into her 60s. Wendy mused about how much older she would be when their kids could have their own kids. It dawned on her that her health was not just a here and now issue, but an investment in that future. We agreed to help each other cultivate the habits and make time to build strength as well as reserves, both physical and mental, for the long-term. Their goal: to enjoy being active in their 40s and 50s while also laying the groundwork to continue being active into their 60s, 70s, and beyond. [Read more…] about New book provides practical guidance for women (and men) to rebalance our lifestyles and build Cognitive Reserve
Brain Awareness Week 2021 takes place next month. Why not start celebrating now by challenging our minds and discussing the latest about lifelong neuroplasticity?
Here’s a selection of seven stimulating brain teasers that readers enjoyed the most in 2020: [Read more…] about Seven brain teasers and a neuroplasticity podcast to celebrate Brain Awareness Week 2021
Thank you to all the Brain Awareness Week enthusiasts who entered our 2020 Brain Awareness Week Sticker Design Contest! The Dana Foundation received many wonderful and creative design submissions, and we’re pleased to announce that we’ve narrowed it down to our five finalists. Now it’s YOUR turn to choose the winning design! [Read more…] about Help select the campaign sticker for Brain Awareness Week 2020
Please join us in getting ready to celebrate Brain Awareness Week 2018 (March 12–18th), the annual global campaign organized by the Dana Foundation to increase public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research.
To learn about activities in your area, please visit BAW’s International Calendar of events.
And remember you don’t need to travel anywhere to improve your brain health literacy and to adopt smarter, brain-friendly habits. Here are ten useful facts and tips coming from the hundreds of scientific studies analyzed to prepare the book The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Improve Brain Health and Performance at Any Age:
1. Genes do not determine the fate of our brains. As evidenced by lifelong neuroplasticity, our lifestyles are even more important than our genes in shaping how our brains grow and our minds evolve. [Read more…] about Let’s improve Brain Health Literacy during Brain Awareness Week 2018
What are the most promising lifestyle and tech options to harness lifelong neuroplasticity, and what are key roadblocks ahead? (recording requires registration; view slidedeck above or Here)
- Dr. Álvaro Pascual-Leone, Director of the Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
- Dr. David Bartrés-Faz, Principal Investigator of the Barcelona Brain Health Initiative (BBHI)
- Dr. Simone Schurle, Assistant Professor for Responsive Biomedical Systems at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
- Chaired by: Dr. David Bach, Founder and President of the Platypus Institute
Slidedeck above supported session held during the 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Brain Health & Enhancement in the Digital Age (December 5–7th).
This presentation took place at the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (December 6–8th, 2016).
–> Learn more about the upcoming 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Brain Enhancement in the Digital Age (December 5–7th, 2017).