A neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. ALS stands for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, which is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord responsible for controlling voluntary muscle movement. This results in muscle weakness, stiffness, andatrophy, leading to difficulty with speech, swallowing and movement.
Approximately 450.000 people are living with this disease worldwide. It can affect anyone.
CP is a neurological disorder cause by brain damage that affects movement, posture and coordination. This leads to a range of physical and cognitive symptoms such as muscle weakness, spasticity... Difficulty with speech, vision and hearing are also symptoms that occur.
Approximately 17 million people are living with this disorder worldwide. It is typically diagnosed in early childhood.
Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic and progressive autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. The immune system attacks nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cordThis leads to muscle weakness, difficulty with coordination and balance, and problems with vision and cognitive function.
Approximately 2.8 million people are living with this disorder worldwide. It affects mostly women between the age of 20 and 40.
Parkinson's Disease is a progressive neurogenerative disorder of the nervous system. It occurs when there is a loss of dopamine-producing cells in a part of the brain. This leads to a disruption in the brain's communication with the rest of the body. It can also cause non-motor symptoms.
Approximately 10 million people are living with this disease worldwide. It can affect anyone, but it's most common over the age of 60.
Traumatic Brain Injury is a type of injury that occurs when a sudden trauma or blow to the head disrupts the normal functioning of the brain. This leads to headaches, dizziness, confusion, memory loss, seizures, and changes in mood or behavior.
Every year, approximately 69 million people are getting diagnosed worldwide. It can affect people of all ages.
Stroke (Medical emergency)Read lessA stroke happens when blood flow to a part of the brain is interrupted or reduced, due to a blocked or ruptured blood vessel.This causes weakness or numbness in the body, sudden confusion or difficulty speaking sudden trouble seeing, headache...
Every year, approximately 15 million people suffer a stroke worldwide. It can affect anyone, but the risk increases with age.