Over 15 million French concerned.
Considering neurological diseases, psychiatric diseases and sensory deficits, brain diseases strike more than 15 million French and their entourage.
The Fundamental Foundation had estimated the cost at € 109 billion.
In Europe, these diseases are the largest contributor to disability, representing one third of the total cost of illness.
In 2010, the cost was estimated at € 798 billion, far ahead of the cancer and the cardiovascular disease.
Most often chronic, these diseases have the potential to generate very high health and indirect social costs, usually the direct costs.
And forecasts for 2040 are grim as the number of patients is expected to double in 20 years, while cases of dementia expected to triple by 2050.Un colossal challenge, but health authorities who are deaf.
Suffice to say that the health challenge posed by diseases of the brain is colossal.
However, ” the French effort to research in life sciences, and neuroscience in particular, is becoming lower than in many European countries and is constantly lose ground, ” had observed the Court of Auditors in its report ” public funding of research, a national issue, ” in June 2013.
That is why the FRC takes again the alarm bells and hopes to raise the government needs research.
” Research on the brain and related diseases lack increasingly means.
Although these diseases pose the greatest public health challenge of the XXI century, nothing seems to happen! Still no Plan Brain on the horizon! ” Laments Jean -Marie Laurent, President of FRC, which, as everyone involved in this fight, asks ” In the silence of health authorities “.
A call for donations 10 year to 16 March.
So once again the generosity of the public and call the FRC and partner associations Neurodon.
Because the equipment needs and especially human resources are immense, according to results of a survey that the FRC conducted with French laboratories.
During one week, from March 10 to 16, the French will therefore solicited via a display and a television sports campaign slogan deliberately sarcastic : ” We know the brain repair of a computer but not a human being.
Lack of resources “.
Meanwhile, they can go to meet researchers and learn more about the brain and learn about the latest research in this area through the Brain Awareness Week organized e in thirty French cities.
Coordinated by the Society for Neuroscience, in partnership with the FRC, she meets each year for 15 years with great success.
For the program, visit www.
Source: Press release of the FRC, March 2014..