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Brain diseases

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The brain is a control centre of the body, responsible for intelligence, speech, movement and regulation of organs. A healthy brain is quick and efficient.

Brain disorders include migraine, dementia, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, brain tumours, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis.

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Last reviewed: February 2020

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Dementia and brain injury - Synapse

Dementia is a category of brain diseases that result in memory loss and deterioration of speech, motor skills and cognitive functioning as it progresses.  

Read more on Synapse - Australia's Brain Injury Organisation website

Dizziness and vertigo - Better Health Channel

Dizziness is generally treatable and rarely indicates serious brain disease.

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Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) factsheet - Fact sheets

A factsheet about Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease which is a rare brain disease that is caused by abnormal brain proteins called prions.

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Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease - Brain Foundation

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Read more at Virtual Medical Centre Description Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare brain disorder

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Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease -

Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (CJD) is a fatal, degenerative brain disorder that causes rapidly progressive dementia and loss of muscle control. It is a rare disease, affecting 1–2 people in every million in Australia.

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Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension - Headache Australia

It is a syndrome of raised intracranial pressure which is more common in women (4-8 times more) and is associated with obesity (+93% of patients are obese).

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Intracranial Hypertension - Brain Foundation

Intracranial Hypertension Description Read more at Headache Australia (a division of Brain Foundation) Further Information and Support Click here for the latest Australian research papers on Intracranial Hypertension AustralianIntracaranial Hypertension Hypertension Australia (IHA) is a non-profit health promotion organisation whose goal is to provide information and support to patients, their families and... Read more

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Memory Problems and Tips - Synapse

Memory problems can occur with most brain disorders. However they are particularly common with traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Read more on Synapse - Australia's Brain Injury Organisation website

Causes of Brain Injury - Synapse

Causes of Brain Injury Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Repeated, mild ABIs, such as concussions experienced by professional sports people like boxers and footballers, can be related to a neurodegenerative condition known as Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)

Read more on Synapse - Australia's Brain Injury Organisation website

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