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So what is neuro?

Neurological disorders are diseases of the brain, spine and the nerves that connect them.There are more than 600 diseases of the nervous system including brain tumors, Epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Motor Neurone Disease as well as less familiar ones such as Frontotemporal Dementia.

Our people also live with Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injury, Cerebal Palsy, Cancers and Diabetes.

There are several very rare disorders such as Guillain–Barré syndrome.

After an accident or major trauma our people can live with physical disabilities, mental health issues and many acquire learning difficulties.

Sometimes it can be very difficult to diagnose and assess our people, as they often present with a range of health problems that can be complex.

This is important when needs are being assessed by health and social care professionals who may have much less knowledge and experience than the patient, their carers, families or adult supporters.

Self management is about having as much control as you can over your own condition, illness and/or disability. Informing yourself about what affects you, helps to maintain a good relationship with professionals. It also empowers you to say what you believe your needs are.

Especially if things aren't working as you'd been told they would or if things go wrong.

Click here for information on specific neuro conditions and links to charities and organisations that offer advice and support