Brain Awareness Week being celebrated March 14-20 | Loop Cayman Islands

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Brain Awareness Week logo from the Dana Foundation

Acknowledged globally by medical professionals, governments, university faculty and other associations in the third week week of March each year, Brain Awareness Week is a celebration of the brain, educating people about neuroanatomy, neurological diseases, preventative measures and treatments for disorders. In Cayman, the celebration will last until March 20.

Regarding impact of brain disease, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology said that it affects “people of all ages” and includes progressive neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s disease, progressive nervous system disorders like Parkinson’s disease, dementia, neuroimmunological disorders like multiple sclerosis and complex diseases related to addiction, including drugs.

As any of these disorders can eventually prove fatal, the Dana Foundation, the founder of Brain Awareness Week, includes free educational material for all ages on their website at in order for members of the public to learn more about neuroanatomy, neurological disorders, preventative measures and treatments. In addition, panel discussions, information sharing, laboratory tours and other activities are encouraged globally through strategic partners to further interest in brain science and to understand the concerns surrounding brain disease.

The interest in brain science is also noted in Cayman, in particular, by Doctors Hospital who are promoting Brain Awareness Week.

Commenting on social media, Doctors Hospital said:

As our neurologist, Dr Azad Esack puts it: The hope for treatments, preventions and possible cures for brain diseases is brain research.

Members of the public who wish to learn more about neurological disorders or preventative measures or who are seeking answers to specific questions can reach out to Dr Esack at 949 6066.

(Brain Awareness Week video from Dana Foundation)

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