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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

On World Brain Day 2022, a doctor shares 5 key points you must know

On World Brain Day 2022, a doctor shares 5 key points you must know



 


1. Awareness:


Make awareness about brain and brain diseases. Provide  special lectures on brain to children in schools and colleges, giving information about diseases by showing replicas of brain in museum model, treatment facilities. Encourage school kids to know more about the brain via drawing competition, debate competition.



2. Prevention:


Serious diseases such as stroke, brain infection, epilepsy etc. can be controlled by appropriate preventive measures. Around 80 to 90 percent of stroke cases can be detained by controlling its underlying causes such as high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, heart diseases, obesity, smoking etc. Diseases like  Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s can be controlled from progression by adopting a good lifestyle, containing healthy eating habits for brain.



3. Advocacy:


It is very vital that the scientific study of brain diseases, new discoveries and treatments are accessible to the masses at an affordable price. For that, in all parts of the world, medical community associations, groups of people who have recovered from the illness should put pressure on the local government and formulate people-friendly plans. These yojanao should be continuously monitored and made obtainable to the eligible beneficiaries.



4. Education:


Education for all is still on paper in several parts of the world and all governments and non-governmental organizations of the world must connect hands to overcome this socio-educational inequality.


5. Access:


Resources for details and treatment of brain diseases should be simply accessible to everyone in all parts of the world, be it in the form of digital details or in the form of newsletters for awareness campaigns. Persuasion of treating specialist doctors/hospitals should assure that state-of-the-art treatment is created available to the general public.


This year’s World Brain Awareness Campaign has been arranged keeping in mind the above five points. By providing incentives to doctors, patient self-help groups and organizations who run the best campaigns, they are encouraged to inform the public also  more.



The Indian Association of Neurologists, a pan-India organization of neurologists with more than 3300 members, has done its bit by organizing over a hundred public events around the country.



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