The latest news on brain health featuring a documentary on traumatic brain injuries and advice from neurologists
In this month’s brain health news round-up, we take a glimpse behind closed doors to see how brain disease impacts different people across the nation. From the impact of COVID-19 on those with Alzheimer’s disease to the relationship between domestic violence and traumatic brain injuries, we look at what life is like with brain disease.
Alzheimer’s disease does not increase a person’s risk for COVID-19 infection. But they may have a greater risk for complications due to older age and other preexisting conditions. So it’s important to take safety precautions. We partnered with Media Planet and USA Today on their Neurological Disorders campaign to help caregivers keep their loved ones with Alzheimer’s safe and maintain their quality of life.
More than 20% of women in the U.S. sustain severe physical injuries from intimate partner violence. In addition, more than 75% of these women sustain traumatic brain injuries. Award-winning documentary “This Hits Home” unveils the devastating long-term effects survivors often face as a result of intimate partner violence. The film premiered at the Boston Film Festival in September 2020 and screened as part of the Montreal Independent Film Festival in October. The director has chosen the American Brain Foundation as a preferred charity. Support research into Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
The current pandemic has brought on new challenges for those with neurological conditions. Expert neurologists from Brain and Life® Magazine answer patient and caregiver questions about staying safe during COVID-19. They cover conditions and diseases such as brain tumor, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, migraine, and Parkinson’s disease.
The American Brain Foundation was founded to bring researchers and donors together in the fight against brain disease. Learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injuries, and other brain diseases or help us in our mission by giving today.