Brain Awareness Week

Brain Awareness Week, 11-17 March, is an annual global awareness week organised by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives. Its purpose is to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research.

Most people have probably never given their brain much thought at all. But, for the 1 in 6 people who are affected by neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Strokes, Epilepsy and those affected by acquired brain injury following trauma, brain research could make a huge difference to their lives.

Neurological disorders can vary immensely in symptoms and severity meaning that every person who is affected is so in a different way and to a different extent. One thing that remains the same is that neurological disorders – whatever form they take, will always have an affect on that person’s life and that of those around them.

In the later stages of degenerative neurological diseases, people can find themselves relying more and more on family, friends, and external healthcare professionals. For these people, there is currently no cure, which is why research is so important.

Brain Research UK is one of the leading UK-based organisations that fund research into the causes of neurological conditions and acquired brain injury, developing new treatments and improving the lives of those affected by these conditions.  (Link to

Why not take time during Brain Awareness Week to learn more about neurological diseases, their effects on people’s lives and the research currently taking place?

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