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What is a neurological condition?

Neurological conditions result from damage to the brain, spinal column or nerves, caused by illness or injury. There are more than 600 neurological conditions, some common, some very rare.

Approximately 10 million people of all ages across the UK have a neurological condition. These account for up to 20% of acute hospital admissions and are the third most common reason for seeing a GP.

An estimated 350,000 people across the UK need help with daily living because of a neurological condition and 850,000 people care for someone with a neurological condition. In Wales, it is estimated that there are around 500,000 people affected by a neurological condition and of these, 100,000 will have a long term neurological condition (LTNC).

Some neurological conditions are life threatening, most of them severely affect people’s quality of life and many cause life-long disability. There are also a large number of rare conditions, which are largely unheard of by most health and social care professionals.

Neurological conditions remain poorly understood by the general public. Levels of awareness are low even about relatively common conditions, such as epilepsy.

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