Liv Hospital Department of Neurology Prof. Dr. Ayhan Öztürk drew attention to the importance of mental and brain health in his statement on the occasion of the 22 July World Brain Day.
Prof. dr. Ayhan Öztürk said, “The century we are in seems to be a century in which humanity must take the decisions and attitudes that will determine its destiny, as it is clearly seen with the example of the last pandemic. In fact, the most important thing for humanity to overcome this century with less damage and positive results will be mental and brain health. made the statement.
It is possible with individuals with good brain health.
Stating that creating a healthy society is only possible with individuals with good brain health, Öztürk said, “Actually, if the distribution and frequency of neurological diseases in the world are examined, it will be better understood why attention should be paid to brain health.” said.
It is important to raise awareness
Öztürk said, “Even if we do not include the diseases with a high incidence, especially those with symptoms such as pain, neurological diseases such as epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and cerebrovascular diseases that affect large segments of society with high incidence rates are the clear reason for this effort to raise awareness about brain health. made its assessment.
Öztürk said, “Our world is unique and it belongs to us, and when we approach with the idea of a legacy that we will leave to our children, we should not forget that the only requirement of our age is a well-protected and healthy brain, no matter how big the problems are because of the rapid solution feature of our age.” used the phrase.