Brain damage caused by neurological conditions or injury can affect cognitive functions such as memory, language and the ability to do everyday tasks like planning and reasoning.
Neuropsychological tests which assess these functions and identify the extent of damage are currently paper-based, complex, difficult, time-consuming and a task that – until now – has been impossible to simplify or streamline.
For many patients this means they are leaving hospital with unexplained and unsupported symptoms, and often undiagnosed mental health problems. 52% of patients reported to have either depression or anxiety.
Led by Professor Lisa Cipolotti (above), the project to digitise these complex tests, link them with MRI images of their brain and use them to fully assess the mental health and cognition of patients will have a huge impact on their quality of life after an illness or injury.
The National Brain Appeal has committed to raise £155,000 towards this ground-breaking new service.
We need your support to make this a reality.