about brain in play foundation
Brain In Play Foundation was founded to help raise awareness of, and facilitate access to treatment of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, psychiatric syndromes, substance addiction, and others. Brain In Play Foundation, in partnership with Brain In Play International, helps fund research projects and facilitates treatment access for those suffering brain disease, mild cognitive impairment and concussion prevention and recovery challenges.
For Brain In Play Foundation founders Bill and Katharine White, the journey began long ago when one of their 5 high-school child athletes suffered a concussion while playing football. Having raised 5 athletes, they had plenty of experience dealing with bumps and bruises, but with a recovery lasting 10 years, this injury was very different. However, sports concussions were not new to them clinically or personally. Clinically, Bill served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer of the nation’s top youth brain/behavioral health hospital for 20 years. Personally, Bill had coached 3 youth contact sports for 15 years. Together, they saw a need for better prevention techniques, improved treatment protocol, and greater access to information for players, coaches, and parents. This led them to draw on their professional experiences to develop evidence-based best practices for overall brain wellness. A combination of these best practices, with both cognitive restructuring and an activation science optimizes the functioning, preservation and growth of brain cells. Through this unique brain wellness system, Brain Performance Enhancement, the patient’s brain can better function with mild-moderate-severe disability, prevent neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s & early onset dementia, preserve a sports career, prevent a catastrophic injury, or in extreme cases even help to save a life.
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