We’re fascinated by the brain for a number of reasons. Like most people, we are a family whose story has been touched in numerous ways by examples of where the brain has not been at its best. In recent years, we have faced family members being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s dementia, Multiple Sclerosis, epilepsy and anxiety. In parallel, when our son was born in 2013, we saw how amazing the developing brain is. As he fell asleep at night, we could hear him chatter about things he had seen or done throughout his day. As proud parents of course we thought it was cute (and a sign he was a genius).
From reading we realised this was his brain filtering through experiences, filing it into his personal computer and preparing the brain to be primed to learn all sorts of new things the next day.A s we read about the diagnoses and symptoms we were facing at one end of the spectrum, at the other we were seeing how the brain forms the foundation of who we are. The more we researched, the more we realised how much we can do to help support our brains, how much science is evolving in this area and that even small changes can make a difference.
Because your brain is amazing. And it needs looked after.