The Brain Charity was lucky enough to attend two research events recently, held by the Motor Neurone Disease Association and MS Society, and it was great to hear about the latest developments in care and research.
After a stroke, we can lose connections between brain cells, or we can gradually After a stroke, we can lose connections between brain cells, or we can gradually lose them with conditions like Alzheimer's. A brain cell without connections will die, but your brain can adapt, strengthen existing connections, and even make new ones.
Neuropathic pain is a pain that comes from problems with signals from the Neuropathic pain is a pain that comes from problems with signals from the nerves. Eight percent of people in the UK are estimated to have persistent neuropathic pain and for many there is no effective treatment. External non-invasive peripheral nerve stimulation (EN-PNS) is a form of electrical stimulation that involves placing an electrode onto the skin, which can be easily self-administered.
Hi, my name is Kim and, after having an ischaemic stroke at age 33 in 2006, I suffer from Chronic and Hemiplegic Migraine. Migraine is a very serious neurological condition which can have a severe impact on a person's normal daily life. Hemiplegic Migraine causes paralysis on one or both sides of the body and mimics the signs of stroke and it can, in some really serious cases, actually cause stroke.
Did you know that the world famous author Roald Dahl had an interest in medicine? Walton Centre neurologist, Professor Tom Solomon, has written a unique book that highlights not only Dahl’s interest in modern medicine, but the contributions he made to it, in particular to the field of neurology.