BSN’s first mission is to make brain donation as easy as possible for families (in the United States) that want to donate a loved one’s brain. Research for a cure of any neurological disorder needs brain tissue from persons with that disorder.
Most brains are delivered to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, which sponsors neurological research, worldwide. In 2015, BSN was responsible for 16% of Mayo’s brain intake.
- Lewy Body Dementia (LBD),
- Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP),
- Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), and
- Corticobasal Syndrome / Degeneration (CBS/CBD).
BSN’s third mission is a Northern California Bay Area support group for caregivers of persons diagnosed with these four disorders. The group meets and maintains an active email list.