March is Brain Injury Awareness Month: Each year it’s important to learn about the injuries that affect so many Americans, what causes them, and how they can be treated and prevented. According to the Brain Injury Association of America, more than 3.5 million children and adults sustain an acquired brain injury (ABI) every year, but the total incidence is unknown.
How You Can Help: Choose to donate Please take action to help us assist New Mexicans in need of support as they live with and heal from brain injury.
New exhibition coming to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science beginning February 22, 2019.
Brain: The Inside Story explores the way the human brain works, specifically as it relates to senses (“Your Sensing Brain”), emotions (“Your Emotional Brain”), thinking (“Your Thinking Brain”), how the brain ages (“Your Changing Brain”), and how technological advances may change our brains in the future (“Your 21st Century Brain”). This exhibit highlights the brain’s surprising ability to rewire itself in response to experience, disability or trauma, and showcases new technologies researchers use to study the brain.
THRIVE Support Group is visiting this exhibit March 31, 2:00 PM
Museum of Natural History and Science, 1801 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
“Your Brain After a Concussion” March 27 – Russell Morton, PhD, 6:30 PM
“The Aging Brain” March 30 – Bill Shuttleworth, PhD, 10-12
“Sleep and the Brain” April 12 – Russell Morton, PhD; Lisa Cutchen, MD; Shanna Diaz, 6:30 PM
“Tsunamis in the Brain” April 24 – Bill Shuttleworth, PhD, 6:30 PM
“Alcohol, Genes, & the Brain: The Latest Science and Dispelling Myths” May 22 – Katie Witkiewitz, PhD, 6:30 PM
“Dementia and Alzheimer’s” June 6 – Gary Rosenberg, MD, 9:30 AM
Community is front-and-center at this year’s Neuroscience Day, with many opportunities for all participants to share knowledge and expertise around brain health and research.
The morning session features posters regarding cutting-edge neuroscience work by UNM researchers, clinicians, and students.
- This portion of the day also features many community information tables representing many members of the New Mexico Brain Network (NMBN), and other organizations. This provides an important opportunity for participants and attendees to learn about important resources in New Mexico.
- Many attendees participate in a sample of gentle yoga to experience this LoveYourBrain Foundation-funded project provided through Hot or Not Yoga NM in Albuquerque.
After lunch, representatives from the NMBN each speak about legislative, programmatic, service provision and educational successes in improving brain health for New Mexicans during the last year.
The day concludes with a professionally facilitated conversation about a New Mexico Brain Injury System of Care.
Love Your Brain Yoga – Free
Hot or Not Yoga
4801 Alameda Blvd NE Suite B, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87113
The FUNdamentals Series 6-week yoga classes is offered to members of the TBI Community and their caregivers for FREE. The series happens 4 times a year–in January, April, July, and October.
You must Pre Register at: http://www.loveyourbrain.com/yoga/practice
Integrative Cognitive Rehabilitation TeleECHO clinic
Help build counseling resources for people living with brain injury. Counselors and other health professionals who are interested in learning how to work with individuals living with brain injury in managing cognitive, psychological, and substance use issues can join a group of counselors in the Integrative Cognitive Rehabilitation TeleECHO clinic for free training, case consultation and CME.
2ndand 4thWednesday of each month from 10am to 11-30am at Project ECHO here in Albuquerque or on Zoom.us.
Email: cogrehECHO@salud.unm.edufor more information.
There is a significant need for more professionals trained to provide therapy to people living with brain injury.
UNMH – Pediatric Concussion Clinic
Carrie Tingley Hospital – Outpatient
An interdisciplinary clinic that includes a pediatrician, physical therapist and rehabilitation psychologist as well as other disciplines and professionals as needed.
The clinic currently meets on the 3rd Monday afternoon of each month. To get more information or schedule an appointment call (505) 272-7464.