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WHY BRAIN HEALTH?

We're dedicated to the importance of measuring brain health. Understanding the state of our minds becomes paramount in a world where brain conditions account for over 15% of global health loss.

THE IMPORTANCE OF BRAIN HEALTH

Brain health encompasses mental health conditions, neurological disorders, and cerebrovascular diseases. Dementia, stroke, and depression are all conditions of the brain that rank among the top causes of death and disability globally.  

 

A matter a fact, more than 15% of all health loss around the world is associated with brain conditions.

 

In 2021, brain conditions caused more disability-adjusted life-years (406M DALYs) than other health threats such as cancer (260M DALYs) or cardiovascular disease (402M DALYs). Those numbers will increase as populations continue to grow and age, challenging families, employers, and health systems to respond. We are working hard to measure and diagnose such conditions.

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The insights on this page have been obtained through the great work of the team at brainhealthatlas.org.

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