Neurological diseases and conditions
The result of damage to the brain, spinal column or nerves, caused by illness, injury or genetic process. Many of the precise causes of neurological conditions are either unknown or not well understood.
Some neurological conditions may be life-
Some diseases/conditions can be life threatening, whilst others, cause life-
Many neurological diseases/conditions, even relatively common conditions, are poorly understood and levels of awareness in the public eye are low, or they are ignored, . Also there are a large number of rare conditions which are largely unheard of by many health and social care professionals and the public.
Health professionals meet people who have chronic conditions. They may not be wrong to think that for them there is much more to life than the daily eternal struggle that people who have chronic conditions experience. What some health professionals may not see (or care to see and understand) is that for others a seriously compromised quality of life has become for them the new norm.
Why do we make this point? Its because feedback from some people we have met tell us that when they have been informed of their diagnosis about a chronic condition they have been told by the health professional in an ill-