It is National Brain Awareness Week (March 7th to 13th) which is an annual initiative to raise awareness of neurological conditions. The Neurological Alliance of Ireland (NAI) has produced a factsheet which provides key facts and figures on living with a neurological condition in Ireland.
Did you know that?
Over 800,000 Irish people live with neurological conditions such as stroke, epilepsy, dementia, acquired brain injury and multiple sclerosis as well as a wide range of rare and genetic conditions
Over 40,000 Irish people are diagnosed with a neurological condition each year
How does Ireland rate in terms of health services for people living with these conditions?
Ireland has the lowest number of consultants in Europe to diagnose, treat and rehabilitate people with neurological conditions and huge gaps in services in both hospital and community nationwide meaning that thousands of people struggle to get the care they need.
Check out the NAIs recent election manifesto here calling for investment in neurology and rehabilitation services for people with neurological conditions
Don't forget to check out the full programme of events for this week.