Memory is a fundamental quality of personal identity. Thanks to our memory, we are who we are. Our past, present and future, our life experience, our environment – well, it’s all about our memory. A person loses himself or herself with his or her memory lost.
But we are able to stop the process of age-dependent memory loss and to help those suffering from disease-invoked cognitive impairment.
We know how it is important for a modern type of a man to be of “sound mind and memory.”
And the trouble of those who for various reasons became part of the vulnerable group, facing the disease, is a very near concern of ours.
We can help where all the rest give up, and we want to be of help!
Diffuse structural brain abnormalities and, accordingly, functional brain disorders stemming from overlooked encephalopathy – with its severe consequences such as stroke, paralysis, loss of memory and, as a result, disability – is an immense problem in today’s world.
Nobody is insured against this terrible ailment, and everything could happen in an instant, frustrating plans and reversing the lives of the patient and patient’s family.
WHO (World Health Organization) refers to stroke as a globally spreading epidemic.
According to statistics, every sixth man on the Earth suffers a stroke. Annually, 12 million cases of stroke are recorded in the world, including 1 million in Russia.
Every day, 100-120 strokes are diagnosed in megalopolises. Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the US. It is also the third leading cause of death. Stroke is the second most common cause of death globally and outruns cancer diseases (yielding precedence to the ischemic heart disease only).
According to statistics, Kazakhstan has the second largest number of strokes in the CIS after Kyrgyzstan. Every year, the number of stroke-affected people in our country grows by 50,000 and half of them die during the first year with the rest remaining disabled, and some 20-30% of survivors need permanent external assistance.
95% of strokes visit at the age of 45 and more.
On an average, repeated stroke hits 50% of stroke survivors within 5 years; likelihood of repeated stroke is 10% during the first year after the initial one and increases by 5-8% every subsequent year.
Observations show that only 8 - 12 per cent of stroke survivors return to their work activities. The numbers tell the stories best!
We hope that our readers now have no doubts left about topicality of the problem discussed here as a whole and the utmost importance of preventive treatment of encephalopathies with various origins in particular.