World Brain Day
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Every year, on 22 July, World Brain Day is observed to raise awareness about multiple sclerosis.
This year the theme of World Brain Day is Brain Health for all.
The World Brain Day 2022 campaign will focus on these five key messages globally:
Awareness: Brain health is important for mental, social and physical health.
Prevention: Many brain diseases can be prevented.
Advocacy: Optimal brain health requires global efforts.
Education: Education is the key to brain health for all.
Access: Equal access to resources, treatment and rehabilitation is essential to brain health.
Multiple sclerosis is a disease that affects the brain and spine.
Multiple sclerosis disrupts communication between the brain and the rest of the body.
In this condition myelin, a protective layer around nerve fibres, is attacked by the immune system.
This causes swelling and temporary sores.
According to the WFN, multiple sclerosis is a debilitating neurological disease that affects a person's life, with effects ranging from cognitive impairment to physical disability.
The progression of multiple sclerosis can be slowed by disease-modifying therapies.
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