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  • 2014 Nationwide Survey Findings: Living with a Neurological Condition in Ireland
    with a Neurological Condition in Ireland The report shows the drastic impact of contiuning underinvestment in neurology and neurorehabilitation services on Irish people with neurological conditions and their families It also shows the impact of health cuts and changes to benefits and entitlements which are making life even harder for these individuals Help us ensure action on these findings by 1 Reading the full report and sending it on to

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  • 2013 Campaign for European Month of the Brain
    2013 Campaign for European Month of the Brain

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  • Factsheet
    Factsheet Find out more about neurolgical conditions in Ireland the state of our services and how this impacts on individuals and their families Download our factsheet below

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  • Read our Ten Point Action Plan for Neurological Care
    neurological care outlining ten key areas where action is critically needed to address the needs of the over 700 000 Irish people living with neurological conditions and their families Download the full Action Plan below The NAI continue to campaign

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  • Aine's story
    Aine s story Download Aine s Story below

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  • Vals Story
    Vals Story Download Val s story below

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  • 16.7.2014 Leading Neurologist Speaks Out about funding cuts to brain charities
    at the impending closure of the Neurological Alliance of Ireland following the Department of the Environment decision to pull funding to neurological charities The Neurological Alliance of Ireland NAI is the only advocacy group speaking on behalf of 700 000 Irish people with neurological conditions They are now being shut out of Irish society their voice is being silenced I was horrified when I heard the news because I know just how much neurological conditions impact on individuals and their families I see it every day I helped a group of neurological charities to found the NAI eighteen years ago because these people and their families did not have a voice and the NAI has been extremely effective in representing them The Department of the Environment has funded the NAI since 2002 through successive schemes to support national voluntary organisations In an unprecedented situation the umbrella which represents over 30 neurological charities was completely denied funding along with all eleven of its member organisations which had applied The Neurological Alliance of Ireland is calling on the new Minister for the Environment to meet with charities affected by the funding situation The Taoiseach s statement yesterday that charities can appeal the

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  • 11.3.2014 Press release: New survey highlights "shocking" neurological service deficits
    benefits that have a massive impact on their quality of life said Chris Macey chairman of the NAI which represents 30 organisations in the neurological sector at the launch of the survey in Dublin s Mansion House Also speaking at the launch were Sinn Fein Health spokesman Caoimhghin O Caolain Independent TD Denis Naughten and Senator Marie Moloney and Senator Jillian Van Turnhout This is not a scientific survey so we cannot say how accurately the results represent the national picture What we can say is that the trends are steeply downward and that people with neurological conditions are hugely worse off than the last time we surveyed access to services in 2011 a low base by any estimation This diminishing access is highlighted by the increase in those who could get no access whatsoever to the service they required NAI 2014 Survey Findings Versus NAI 2011 Survey Respite Care 25 4 Home adaptation 25 8 Psychology 24 16 Specialist Nurse 20 11 Occupational Therapy 15 9 Physiotherapy 14 9 Speech Language Therapy 13 5 Aids Appliances 13 9 The priority we place on services such as those for people who have sustained a brain injury from a car crash have suffered a stroke or who are diagnosed with a condition like MS or motor neurone disease is a true test of what kind of country we live in added Mr Macey He said the NAI was calling on the Government not just to commit to making no further cuts to community services or benefits and entitlements but to look at the human and economic benefits of prioritising investment in community services that can save lives and quality of life on a major scale The NAI is also urging the Government to show committment to prioritising neurological services including by

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