Inside Neurology: Our Unique Brain

Presented by Ayo Sokale

Championing neurodiversity

The Brain Charity provides support for those with neurological conditions while also championing neurodiversity. The charity’s staff includes many neurodivergent people, and during a visit, we had the privilege of meeting both staff and participants who were taking part in the many activities on offer.

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Prevention, treatment and recovery of FND

Functional Neurological Disorder is a problem with the functioning of the nervous system and how the brain and body send and receive signals. FND Hope UK is part of the first and only global patient-led charity for people with Functional Neurological Disorder. Its mission is to promote awareness, support affected individuals, and advance research for the prevention, treatment and recovery of FND.

Raising awareness of chronic insomnia

Developed and funded by Idorsia Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd. Sleeplessness not only affects the lives of millions of people and their families, but it can lead to more serious health problems. Biopharmaceutical company Idorsia is working with a variety of partners to raise awareness of chronic insomnia and the adverse impacts for those affected and the economy.

Understanding PSP and CBD

PSP and CBD are two misunderstood neurological conditions. Life expectancy is on average just seven years, yet it takes approximately 3 years to get diagnosed. PSPA is a charity that supports people living with these conditions and works to raise awareness in the medical community and beyond.

Committed to improving treatment, care and support

The Neurological Alliance is a collaboration of more than 100 organisations all committed to improving treatment, care and support for people affected by neurological conditions. Georgina Carr, Chief Executive of the Neurological Alliance, discusses their “Back the 1 in 6” campaign which calls for improvements to treatment and care for people affected by neurological conditions, and is joined by Barrie Smith, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s more than 19 years ago. He speaks about how Parkinson’s affects him on a day-to-day basis, his treatment and care, and the improvements he would like to happen.

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Reframing our thinking about neurodiversity

In the UK, one in 6 people live with a neurological condition, affecting individuals and their loved ones. We met with The Brain Charity’s CEO, Pippa Sargent, to discuss the work of the charity in supporting people with neurological conditions, why it is important to reframe our thinking about neurodiversity, and what people can do to help support one another.

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Ayo Sokale

Ayo is a Chartered Civil Engineer, who graduated with a Masters in Civil and Coastal Engineering from Plymouth University in 2016, where she also studied Mandarin. She was one of the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) President’s Future leaders in 2018 and is also one of the ICE’s Water Superheroes, aptly named ‘Eco Warrior’. Ayo is passionate about sharing her ideas and unique approach to life and is a keen advocate for local and global communities through charity and community activities.

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The Brain Charity

We help people with all forms of neurological condition to lead longer, healthier, happier lives There are more than 600 conditions affecting the brain, spine and nervous system. We champion neurodiversity and provide practical help, emotional support and social activities for every single one.

For more information visit The Brain Charity website

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