‘Brain health in an ageing population’ – theme of World Brain Day 2016

The World Federation of Neurology is aiming to increase awareness of age and the neurological conditions and diseases associated with age during World Brain Day on 22 July. 

The prevalence of neurological diseases – including stroke, dementia and Parkinson’s disease – increases with age. Globally, there are 800 million people over the age of 60, and this number is growing.1 The World Federation of Neurology (WFN) wants to educate people about how to live a brain-healthy lifestyle in order to help prevent brain disease in later life.

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Reference

1. Wasay M and Wolfgang G. Brain health in an ageing population: “The ageing brain”. 2016; https://www.wfneurology.org/world-brain-day-2016


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