2008 Brain Awareness Week
Organizations all across the U.S. and the rest of the world have joined the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives in hosting events in conjunction with Brain Awareness Week. If you can't make it to an event the Brain Awareness Week website at the above link has a great deal of information, research and educational materials for people of all ages. If you're interested in reading some basic information about brain research, please download this compact, yet highly informative booklet (in PDF):
Answering Your Questions About Brain Research
If you have trouble talking openly about your migraine disease with people you care about you might find it easier to bring it up in the context of this kind of event. Look at it as an opportunity to share information with people who love you rather than an attempt to defend yourself or justify your limitations. Many people don't even realize migraine disease is a neurological disorder, so starting with that kind of basic information can go a long way to increase understanding. MAGNUM's list of migraine myths is a great place to start collecting information to share:
Migraines: Myth vs. Reality
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Content by Diana E. Lee.