World Brain Day 2017 is just around the corner – Let’s make an impact!

Saturday, July 22nd is World Brain Day. Last year’s World Brain Day saw hundreds of Under the Umbrella pictures shared around the world – selfies, groups of family and friends, medical professionals and patient groups, all stood under umbrellas in support of brain disorder awareness. A wide variety of disease areas were highlighted in these Read more…

“Together Under the Umbrella” Campaign Introduced at Merz

Many people can hardly imagine what it means to live with spasticity. Backed by Merz, a European awareness campaign aims to counter this information deficit. The Global Marketing Neurotoxins department presented this pan-European campaign to employees in Frankfurt. To create more awareness for brain disorders, the European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA) launched the awareness Read more…

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Invisible Disabilities Awareness Week 2016 – Together Under the Umbrella

Making the Invisible Visible!   Invisible disability is a term that captures a whole spectrum of hidden symptoms or challenges that are primarily neurological in nature. Many brain and brain-related disorders cause symptoms that are not obvious to an onlooker. These symptoms can include pain, fatigue, sleeping problems, dizziness, cognitive dysfunction, brain injuries, learning difficulties and mental Read more…

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Association of Patients with Neurodegenerative Conditions (APAN) support Under The Umbrella on World Brain Day

The 22nd of July was World Brain Day, an initiative ofthe The World Federation of Neurology. This year, the theme was linked to the ageing population and the chosen motto was ‘The ageing brain’. The prevalence of a number of neurological diseases increases with age, including stroke, dementia, and Parkinson’s disease. It is estimated that 10 to 20 percent Read more…