The brain is one of the most complex human organs. It regulates and controls almost all the functions of the body, such as rational thinking, emotions, heart rate, breathing and sleep. Therefore, brain health is a crucial component for a long, good, and healthy life.
Various patient organizations, associations and foundations have collected extensive information regarding brain health and various brain disorders.
Here, we have listed these useful resources in a single place. You can use the links below for reliable information on brain disorders.
Brain Hub is an eHealth service developed by healthcare professionals. It provides support and information on brain health and adult brain disorders. The up-to-date research information helps to anticipate brain disease-related situations and reduces the feelings of uncertainty about the future. Brain Hub is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
In the Mental Hub, you will find information, self-care programs, guides, symptom navigators and service directories for brain disorders.
The Harvinaissairaudet.fi (Rare Diseases) service provides detailed information on rare diseases and their treatment. In addition, it provides support for people of different ages and their relatives. The service was developed by healthcare professionals and is always open to everyone, irrespective of the place of residence and location of care.
The Aivosäätiö (Brain Foundation) is a non-profit foundation that grants funding for brain research. The foundation also compiles expert writings on its pages regarding brain development, brain health, and disease diagnoses.
The Finnish Brain Council is a non-profit association aiming to promote brain-based research. The association was founded by the most important patient and science organizations in the field.
The Alzheimer Society of Finland provides information regarding memory, memory disorders, and various activities on its website.
The Finnish Neuromuscular Disorders Association is a nationwide disability organization that aims to support the rights of people with muscular disabilities to enable them to lead equal, diverse and good lives. Its most important services include monitoring of patient rights, adaptation training, and information.
The Finnish Parkinson Association is a national public health and disability organization. The association is working to improve the quality of life for those suffering from Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, Huntington’s disease and other neurodegenerative motor disorders.
The ALS Research Support Association aims to promote and support multidisciplinary ALS research in Finland and to maintain a peer support forum for ALS patients and their relatives.