BREVARD COUNTY — Making decisions for end of life occurrences such as leaving a will and what will happen to your body is not a fun thing to contemplate but it is a necessary thing to do.

One Senior Place, in partnership with The Brain Donor Project, will discuss how donating your brain tissue can help with studies concerning degenerative brain disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease and dementia.

The seminar is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 1 at 8085 Spyglass Hill Road, Melbourne. An RSVP is required by calling (321) 751-6771.

Tish Hevel, founder and CEO of The Brain Donor Project, will lead the discussion at One Senior Place.

“The research into trying to solve complex brain disorders has progressed rapidly in the last 20 years,” said Barbara Fradkin, director of One Senior Place. “Scientists need brain tissue in order to help find a cure for these neurologic diseases.”

Raising awareness is an important tool for organizations such as The Brain Donor Project, which ultimately supports the brain bank with the National Institute of Health and the NeuroBio Bank.

Ms. Fradkin said she hopes people will have a better understanding of how the project works and will consider being a brain donor after attending this discussion.

Monetary donations can be a help for those who prefer alternate ways to support the organization, she added.

“Demand for tissues from donors with certain disorders or from a specific brain region can quickly deplete their valuable reserves, putting lifesaving research in jeopardy,” Mrs. Fradkin said. “Non-diseased tissues from ‘control’ brains are also necessary in every single study to validate findings. Low supplies, slow progress.”

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