How We Will Cure Brain Disease

The United Brain Association’s mission is to empower every individual living with brain disease and to support innovative research for a cure.

Finding a cure is about courage, willpower, endurance, and acceptance. It’s about belonging to a community of compassionate listeners. It’s about sharing your hopes and supporting each other.

We aim to cure brain disease by empowering individuals and reassuring them they’re not alone, by uniting them to share their stories, struggles, and determinations.

By funding innovative brain research, we also aim to cure brain disease once and for all. Our vision is to see a world without brain disease.

Unitedly, we stand to cure one with a mission to cure them all.

We are stronger together.

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How We Will Cure Brain Disease

The United Brain Association’s mission is to empower every individual living with brain disease and to support innovative research for a cure.

Finding a cure is about courage, willpower, endurance, and acceptance. It’s about belonging to a community of compassionate listeners. It’s about sharing your hopes and supporting each other.

We aim to cure brain disease by empowering individuals and reassuring them they’re not alone, by uniting them to share their stories, struggles, and determinations.

By funding innovative brain research, we also aim to cure brain disease once and for all. Our vision is to see a world without brain disease.

Unitedly, we stand to cure one with a mission to cure them all.

We are stronger together.

Learn More

Hundreds and millions of Americans experience some form of neuropathy, and nearly every family has a member with brain disease.

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Twenty million Americans and 16% of households are experiencing some form of brain disease or neurological condition.

Learning about a brain impairment will empower you to take the next steps forward whether it is for yourself or for a loved one. Each of our brain resources include caregiver tips to help loved ones and family members better understand, relate, and thrive.

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Adults with autism Resources for Adults With Autism April 19, 2021 Advances in research and medicine provide greater awareness of major health issues and shed light on the individuals directly affected. Developments surrounding Autism Spectrum Disorders have advanced exponentially over the last decade. The capability to diagnose, provide support, and offer therapies for our friends and loved ones with Autism thrive is progressing at an... Read More COVID-19 for people with down syndrome COVID-19 for People With Down Syndrome March 29, 2021 The world health climate regarding COVID-19 is seemingly never-ending. While new data constantly emerges that analyze risk factors and long-term effects, there is still so much the medical and scientific experts don’t yet know. For people living with Down Syndrome, there comes an elevated risk of short and long-term impacts from the virus due... Read More Common phobias Common Phobias - Understanding Irrational Fears February 22, 2021 A phobia is a persistent, excessive, unrealistic fear of an object, person, animal, activity,, or situation. It is a type of anxiety disorder, and oftentimes these genuine fears and anxieties can prohibit those living with them from a higher quality of life. The fear a phobia causes for individuals can cause extreme aversion from... Read More living with postpartum depression Living With Postpartum Depression January 22, 2021 The joy of bringing home a new baby can be one of the happiest moments in a new parent’s life. Bringing home a new baby requires so many adjustments to our regular routines and daily life, and it’s not uncommon for new parents to feel overwhelmed and lost on what to do next. In... Read More the power of giving The Power of Giving - The Psychology Behind Giving Back December 30, 2020 You know that feeling you get when you help out an elderly neighbor with shoveling their driveway after a storm? Or what about helping that mom at the grocery store with her hands full, getting her cart to her car? How about the time you donated your hard-earned money to a cause you fully... Read More getting the flu vaccine during COVID-19 The Flu Vaccine During COVID-19 - Prevention is the Best Line of Defense December 17, 2020 It’s been a year since the COVID-19 pandemic reached the U.S., and now we find ourselves kicking off the cold and flu season. It’s common for medical institutions and medical providers to begin their efforts in encouraging patients to get their influenza vaccination starting in late fall, and finishing later in the spring. Now,... Read More what is huntington’s disease What Causes Huntington’s Disease? November 30, 2020 According to the University of San Francisco, more than 600 neurological disorders affect millions of people worldwide every year. While some brain disorders are caused by disease, illness, or trauma, some of these life-changing neurological disorders are unfortunately passed on to us based on our genes. These hereditary disorders are the product of one... Read More holiday depression Holiday Depression - How Seasonal Depression Can Impact Us All November 14, 2020 If you haven’t experienced it, seasonal depression may not be something everyone can fully comprehend. It may sound perplexing to some; why would the time of year impact our mental health so drastically? Sometimes called holiday depression, the balance of hormones and less available daylight during the winter months can impact our mental health... Read More traumatic brain injury symptoms Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms – Living With A TBI October 28, 2020 Every year, there are an estimated 2.5 million people who suffer from a traumatic brain injury in the U.S. alone. The unfortunate reality for those who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is that their traumatic event has changed them, sometimes permanently, in both physical and physiological ways. Traumatic brain injury symptoms can... Read More What is agnosia What Is Agnosia? October 12, 2020 There are a variety of brain disorders that affect up to 1 billion people worldwide! At the United Brain Association, our mission is to find a cure and end these life-altering and sometimes fatal disorders. In this blog, we want to examine at one of these rare and complicated disorders known as Agnosia. So... Read More suicide prevention month Suicide Awareness & Mental Health Resources September 14, 2020 To the family, friends, and loved ones of those who’ve taken their own lives, suicide has left a lasting and painful memory to contend with. Today we’d like to discuss ways to bring attention to this very serious cause to help those who are currently suffering and help prevent suicide. While September is suicide... Read More caregiver blogs The Most Helpful Caregiver Blogs You Should Be Reading September 11, 2020 In the day-to-day lives of caregivers, you experience a plethora of challenges and tasks. Whether you’re a professional caregiver, a family member, or friend assisting a loved one, putting someone else’s care and well-being above your own comes with various obstacles. We recently discussed helpful apps and resources available to caregivers and how these tools can... Read More technology for caregivers Technology for Caregivers - Helpful Apps and Resources September 5, 2020 Technology shapes so many aspects of our life. For nearly 100 million caregivers in the US (45% of the US population), there are now a wide variety of resources that have changed how they can support their loved ones. Whether it’s handheld devices, apps, or web-based home monitoring systems, advancements in technology are changing... Read More caregiver burnout Combatting Caregiver Burnout August 20, 2020 Caring for someone who needs day-to-day caregiver assistance can be emotionally and physically exhausting. Whether you’re a hired professional or a family member or loved one, helping someone meet their needs can be demanding. As caretakers, you pour your heart and soul into providing companionship, emotional and physical support, and helping to make life... Read More living with amnesia Living With Amnesia August 12, 2020 Whether it’s not remembering someone’s name, an item on your mental grocery list, or even something as simple as why you’ve entered a room in the first place, we all experience moments of forgetfulness. Our brains are so full of information that it would be nearly impossible to remember everything, but can you imagine... Read More cellphones and brain activity Cellphones and Brain Activity - How Smartphones Impact Our Brains August 7, 2020 Our society is heavily reliant on technology. It’s incorporated into our personal lives, work lives, and it’s even got a solid stronghold on the entertainment avenues we seek to decompress. From our work lives to our children’s school lives, screens are everywhere. With over 3.5 billion people owning and using smartphones worldwide, we can’t... Read More long term effects of COVID-19 on the brain The Long Term Effects of Covid-19 on the Brain July 29, 2020 COVID-19 moves swiftly, and in some cases is devastating and even deadly. Because this disease is a novel virus, the data, and information on how it impacts our population, is limited but ever-growing. As the world continues to analyze, review, and research the viruses’ symptoms and long term impact, we come closer to important... Read More Parenting a child with a mental illness means facing challenges on a day-to-day basis. Taking care of yourself and your youngsters can be difficult. Reach out, take care, and remind yourself every day that you’re enough! What It’s Like To Raise A Child With Mental Illness July 21, 2020 Being a parent is one of the most rewarding, yet challenging roles an individual can have in life. For all the love, joy, and satisfaction that children can bring, there can be bumps in the road that prove difficult, especially when faced with raising a child with mental illness. The issue of mental health... Read More sleep and dementia Lack Of Sleep And Dementia – What’s The Connection? July 14, 2020 A healthy night’s sleep benefits us in a variety of ways. Sleep helps our bodies reset, heal, and prepare for the next day. During a healthy sleep cycle, new neural pathways are created to help our brains with memory, cognitive learning, and other important brain functions. For those of us with a healthy functioning... Read More your brain story Telling Your Brain Story July 3, 2020 The main focus of the United Brain Association is finding cures for brain disorders worldwide. To help support advancements in brain disorder research, we’re striving to raise funding through charity events and fundraisers. A key part of our fundraising efforts consists of raising awareness of the brain disorders that many individuals live with... Read More how sugar affects the brain How Sugar Affects the Brain June 28, 2020 When it comes to overall physical health and body function, it’s no secret that glucose is the primary means our body uses for energy. Every cell in the human body utilizes sugar to fuel our day to day brain and metabolic processes. While glucose is imperative for normal, healthy brain and body functions, the... Read More mental health and COVID-19 Mental Health and COVID-19 - Combating Loneliness During Isolation June 23, 2020 These are unique times; as we adapt to move forward and adjust to a new way of living, we’re learning new ways to stay safe and function in society as it exists today. Widespread fear and anxiety regarding the unknown has many wondering what life on the other side of this pandemic means. We... Read More LLLT therapy Treating Brain Disorders With LLLT Therapy June 13, 2020 On the brain disorder research horizon, leading experts in neuroscience and medical fields are making amazing discoveries daily. With the help of donations and fundraising efforts, powering forward into new territory regarding the diagnosis, treatment, and eventually cures for diseases that ravage the brain, researchers are striving to find faster, more effective treatments.... Read More what are the symptoms of parkinson’s What Causes Parkinson’s? June 5, 2020 Did you know that complications from Parkinson’s disease are the 14th leading cause of death in the United States? More than 10 million people are living with various stages of the disease worldwide, with no cure in sight. While men are 1.5 times more at risk for being diagnosed, this degenerative disorder claims individuals... Read More physical activity and brain health Physical Activity and Brain Health May 29, 2020 Our brains are SO important! They’re our computers, our driving force…they operate our bodies for us. They do things we don’t even have to think about so we can live our lives to the fullest. Just like the rest of our body, taking care of them is essential to live our happiest, most fulfilling... Read More neurological symptoms of COVID-19 How COVID-19 Affects the Brain May 12, 2020 The current health climate worldwide has us experiencing a whole new way to live life – we’re adapting in ways we never thought we’d need to. While we’re busy trying to learn how to fit into this new routine, there are a lot of unanswered questions surrounding COVID-19 and how it does, and might... Read More Preventing Shingles, The Best Way to Decrease Your Risk of Shingles Related Stroke April 23, 2020 Getting vaccinated against the shingles virus could lower your risk of stroke, according to new research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference. However, a separate study has concluded that treating shingles with the same vaccine after the infection appears has no apparent effect on stroke risk. Read More Deep Brain Stimulation Fails to Get a Foothold in OCD Treatment April 9, 2020 Most cases of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) respond well to medication or psychotherapy, but as many as 20% of cases remain resistant to these forms of treatment. Doctors have been looking for effective ways to treat these resistant cases of OCD for decades, and one promising approach involves a surgical technique called deep brain stimulation... Read More Narcolepsy Dreams - Unlocking the Mysteries of Narcolepsy Through Dream Patterns April 7, 2020 A recent study of dream patterns in narcolepsy patients may provide new clues to what the sleep disorder is doing to patients’ brains. A better understanding of the way narcolepsy affects a patient’s dreams could lead researchers to a more thorough understanding of the disorder’s neurological mechanisms. That, in turn, could lead to the... Read More Drug Makers Push Ahead with Alzheimer’s Treatments Despite Setbacks April 2, 2020 The past year has been a difficult one for the developers of potential new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. First, the trial of a promising new drug was suddenly halted because it was not showing the hoped-for results, but then the drug’s developer announced that the results weren’t so bad after all and that they... Read More
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