Brain Awareness Week 2019: dementia

13 Mar 2019

Brain Awareness Week

(BAW) coordinated by the Dana Foundation, is an opportunity for partners around the globe to share their research and educate people of all ages and backgrounds about the brain and the promise of brain research.The Neurology Academy, as neurological educators, are keen to cover as broad a picture of a condition as possible, from physiological presentations to optimal management, from latest research to quality service delivery.For us, brain research, pharmacological advances, holistic care and patient experience are all as valid as each other. Equipped with understanding of all, health professionals are better able to support someone living with a neurological condition.This Brain Awareness Week 2019, we are choosing to highlight share something of that range of impact, looking at different conditions and the work going on to support those living with them.We hope you will join us in this global movement in learning, and sharing your own knowledge of our brains and the impact they have on our lives, this week.


There has been some incredible research into dementia and relative brain health in the past few years.Recently, links between dementia, stroke and cardiovascular disease have been highlighted with common risk factors such as depression, obesity and high blood pressure associated with all three conditions.Research into inflammation and dementia is also a growing area of interest, with dementia now being termed ‘brain failure’ by experts in the field.With dementia a growing societal concern affected more than 50 million people worldwide and counting, research into prevention, through maintaining a healthy brain for as long as possible, is of increasing focus.Find out more about how we can protect our brains for longer through maintaining a healthy lifestyle and helping our healthspan to last for more of our lifespan.

Promoting prevention, supporting management

Led by proactive clinicians determined to see improvement in the way we prevent, diagnose and manage dementias, Dementia Academy supports healthcare professionals with the latest tools, resources and courses to do just that.