This week marks Brain Awareness Week 2023!
The week aims to raise awareness of neurological conditions, promote good brain health and to highlight the work of the neurological charities that support the estimated 800,000 people who live with a neurological condition in Ireland today.
In Ireland, the week is co-ordinated by the Neurological Alliance of Ireland (NAI) and as members of the NAI, we wanted to use the week to highlight some key numbers around epilepsy and Epilepsy Ireland’s work:
- 45,000 – the estimated number of people with epilepsy in Ireland today! Visit the ‘Epilepsy Information’ section of our website to learn more about one of the most common neurological conditions in Ireland today.
- 10 – the number of Community Resource Officers we currently have supporting people with epilepsy and their family members in Ireland today. Get in touch with our team by visiting the ‘Our Local Service’ section of our website.
- 1,500,000 – the total investment we have made in Irish Epilepsy Research since 2009. Learn more about the projects we have funded by visiting the ‘Research’ section of our website.
- 3 – the number of words we need the public to remember when responding to a seizure. Find out what they are and learn more by visiting the ‘Seizure First Aid’ section of our website.
- 512,210 – the estimated cost of our proposals to improve access to the Free Travel Scheme for people with epilepsy. Visit the ‘Advocacy’ section of our website to learn more about our proposals and how to support our campaign!
- 50 – the number of planks we want people to complete across the week of Purple Day ® to help raise funds to support our work! Visit the ‘Fundraising’ section of our website to learn more and to get involved!
This Brain Awareness Week 2023, please take some time to learn more about Epilepsy and the work of Epilepsy Ireland!