Family fun and valuable information at the Brain Health Fair

BrainHealthFairW2Take the kids to learn about the wonders of the brain — and even get the chance to hold one — at the Brain Health Fair this weekend in Washington, D.C.

The Brain Health Fair is a free, one-day event April 18 for those interested in brain health and those needing to connect with important resources in the D.C. area.

There will be activities and opportunities for the public to learn from some of the best and brightest neurologists in the world about the latest brain disease research, observe medical equipment in action, and gain awareness of the benefits of nutrition and emotional health.
The Brain Health Fair will feature the following fun and informative areas:

  • "Ask a Neurologist" booth
  • Blood pressure screenings
  • Cranial nerve stations—learn about the nerves that govern your senses
  • Opportunity to hold a human brain
  • Chance to view animal brain — from mouse to dolphin
  • Epilepsy detection dogs to greet
  • Interactive walk-through brain
  • Science fair projects
  • Prevention and healthy lifestyle tips
  • Active games in the sports pavilion
  • Free bike helmet giveaway
  • Keynote address on the advances in neurology

"This is a unique and valuable opportunity for the Washington, D.C., community to learn from some of the top neurologists in the world who will be at the Brain Health Fair to answer questions from patients and caregivers and share the latest advances in the prevention and treatment of brain diseases, and the many ways for people to maintain a healthy brain," said Dr. Lisa M. Shulman, professor of neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and fellow of the American Academy of Neurology.

There is also the chance to learn about new treatments, and the latest research advances in brain diseases such as multiple sclerosis, headaches, Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, stroke, Parkinson's disease, traumatic brain injury, neuromuscular disorders, pediatric neurology and more.

Patients, caregivers and anyone interested in brain health can register to attend the fair, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Free registration is open at the Brain Health Fair website.

The Brain Health Fair is hosted by the American Academy of Neurology, an association of more than 28,000 neurologists and neuroscience professionals dedicated to promoting the highest quality patient-centered neurologic care.

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