Challenge yourself this year for The Brain Charity

It’s a new year, full of opportunity and potential, with the chance of a clean slate to start afresh. If you would like to try something new this year, perhaps you could take on a challenge for The Brain Charity and help people with neurological conditions such as stroke, epilepsy, fibromyalgia and brain injury.

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Joy and her husband Les

When Joy Milne first noticed an unusual musky smell on her husband Les' clothes she put it down to poor hygiene and asked him to have more baths. It wasn't until 10 years later, after Les had been diagnosed with Parkinson's, that she went to her first Parkinson’s support group and noticed the same distinctive smell on other people in the room.

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Migraine and diet

At The Brain Charity, we see a number of people with a wide variety of headache disorders such as: headache, cluster headache, hemiplegic migraine and migraine.
For Brain Awareness Week at The Brain Charity this year we are looking at diet, nutrition and healthy lifestyle. Migraines in particular are a condition in which are strongly affected by diet and lifestyle. In fact there are a number of triggers. As well as the more obvious triggers such as stress, fatigue and medication there are a number of triggers that many people are unaware of.

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