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National Brain Awareness Week

National Brain Awareness Week is a global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. Check out how you can join the cause!

National Brain Awareness Week

Celebrate Brain Awareness Week (March 12-18)!

  • Help join the worldwide campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research 

Learn About the Complex Brain:

  • The brain is our most complex organ in our body
  • There are around 86 billion neurons in the human brain
  • Each neuron communicates with many other neurons that form circuits and share information
  • The brain is 73% water. It takes only 2% dehydration to affect your attention, memory and other cognitive skills
  • It isn't until about the age of 25 that the human brain reaches full maturity

What You Can Do:

  • Stay hydrated!
  • Keep your brain active – read, do puzzles, etc.
  • Stay physically active (workout at least 3 times a week)
  • Get enough sleep (at least 8 hours)
  • Limit alcohol consumption to one drink per day
  • Eat a balanced diet with low sodium and saturated/trans fat

How You Can Keep a Good Memory:

  • Keep challenging your brain (pursue a new hobby, learn a new skill, challenge yourself)
  • Use repetition, it is the most potent learning tool when properly timed
  • Do not try to cram when studying, but instead once an hour over a long period of time
  • Prioritize your brain use; take advantage of calendars, planners, address books

Community Care Physicians is proud to offer neurology services in offices in the Capital Region. Our offices include; CapitalCare Neurology  in Nisjayuna, The Child Neurology Group in Clifton Park, and Developmental Pediatrics in Latham.

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By: Sonya Kara & Dylan Blumberg, 2018 PharmD Candidates

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