Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis advocates unite Under The Umbrella in Portugal

THE FIRST ALZHEIMER’S, PARKINSON’S AND MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS CONFERENCE HAS BEEN HELD IN PORTUGAL A unique conference was held on 21st October in Torres Novas, a beautiful city in Ribatejo, central Portugal. An initiative of Alzheimer Portugal, Associação Portuguesa de Doentes Parkinson (Parkinson Association) and Associação Movimento Esclerose Múltipla do Médio Tejo (Multiple Sclerosis Association), the meeting was Read more…

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…

invisible disabilities week

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…