When you hear the words “Brain Disease,” what comes to mind? ALS? Alzheimer’s? Parkinson’s?
Or maybe someone you know and love? A child diagnosed with autism. A parent or grandparent suffering from dementia or memory loss?
Brain disease comes in many different forms, and goes by many different names. It affects the lives of 1 in 6 people, and costs over a trillion dollars in annual treatment. Use the resources here to explore the major categories of brain disease. Search a full list of brain and other nervous system diseases on the website of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
The American Brain Foundation is changing the way we think about these illnesses, opening our mind to a new, more powerful approach, where neurologists, patients, and caregivers examine the whole brain and share their findings. Because if you look at the whole picture, you’ll see that it’s all connected. If we cure one disease, we will cure many.