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Brain Awareness Week 2015

'Any Age, Many Lives'

2015 saw an extremely successful Brain Awareness Week for the Alliance.

We held an event 'Any Age, Many Lives' in the Scottish Parliament on 18th March 2015 which brought together over 80 guests to discuss the importance of person centred care for people with neurological conditions in Scotland. A number of our member organisations participated with case study posters which illustrated that neurological conditions can affect people of all ages.

Our event was kindly sponsored by Dennis Robertson MSP Aberdeenshire West and a total of 15 MSPs came along on the night and very much enjoyed meeting our members and most importantly people who are affected by different neurological conditions in Scotland, who were able to talk about the issues important to them and how person centred care is crucial.

Our sponsoring MSP welcomed and addressed the event and we also heard from the Minister for Public Health, Maureen Watt who spoke about Scottish Governments committment to person centred care. We also heard from the Minister for Sport, Mental health and Health Improvment, Jamie Hepburn who is responsible for neurological conditions. Last but definately not least, we heard from Gerry McCann about his experience of being diagnosed with and living with Parkinson's disease, a very moving and powerful story which illustrated how important person centred care is.

In addition to our event, we held a week long exhibition stand in the members lobby where over 70 MSPs came to chat to us and hear more about the work of our members and the issues affecting people with neurological conditions. They also signed our pledge board - pledging to support person centred care for life. We also held our 'Brainiest MSP' Quiz once again with great success!

We received excellent feedback about bot the exhibition and event with many MSPs thanking the Neurological Alliance of Scotland for it's work.

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