The Vitals of Brain Health

Brain health affects every aspect of human life and its importance cannot be overstated. Brain health underlies our ability to communicate, make decisions, solve problems and to live a productive and useful life. 

 
 

The Vitals: What to Know About Brain Health

1. Introduction to Brain Health

11 Jan 2021

Brain health is a critical piece of your overall health. It underlies your ability to communicate, make decisions, problem-solve and live a productive and useful life. Because the brain controls so much of daily function, it is arguably the single most valuable organ in the human body.

2. What Happens When Brains are Not Healthy

11 Jan 2021

When our brains aren’t healthy, our bodies and lives are impacted. The brain controls our thoughts, speech, memory and emotions and determines our personality, judgment and sociability. It controls the movement of our bodies, including the complicated systems we rely on to breathe, digest, circulate blood, fight infection and more.

3. What to Know About Non-Communicable Neurological Diseases

1 Sep 2021

Non-communicable neurological diseases are non-contagious diseases often characterised by prolonged courses, suboptimal prevention possibilities and incomplete cures. They affect multiple parts of the body related to the brain and include diseases such as stroke, migraine and Alzheimer’s disease, among others. Read about the impact and prevention of these diseases, plus why more resources addressing these diseases are needed.

4. The Global Impact of Brain Diseases and Disorders

1 Sep 2021

The impact of brain disease and disorders affects society at every level. This article seeks to understand the breadth of how these conditions impact economies by looking at access to care and treatment, the inequity of the burden of brain disease and the importance of advocating for brain disease awareness.

5. The Vital Roles of the Neurologist and Advocacy

6 Oct 2021

Brain health advocacy is the intrinsic and altruistic action of those committed to both preventing brain disease and improving the outcomes of those living with brain diseases. The neurologist serves as the principal resource in neurology, incorporating all aspects of care, research and education in the field. By working to implement important and beneficial changes in health systems, neurologists can play a vital role in increased awareness and advocacy across the world. Learn more in the complete article here.

WFN Webinar to Launch Brain Health Initiative

17 Feb 2021

The World Federation of Neurology proudly announces their Brain Health Initiative. Hear from WFN regional organisation presidents about the importance of the initiative and learn about the challenges their regions are facing in this educational webinar.