Acquired brain injury has many possible causes including but not limited to traumatic brain injury, stroke, brain aneurysms, and meningitis. It is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the UK, and its impact is continuing to grow.
Despite this, the neurorehabilitation sector receives little attention and support.
- In the UK, only 30% of survivors get specialist rehabilitation across the public and private health sectors
- Family members spend more than 8 hours a day caring for loved ones and 62% of long-term care is provided by family members
- At the moment, rehabilitation plans are short term despite neurorehabilitation being a life-long journey
- There is a lack of modern solutions
- Often, the wider support network such as family members and carers are neglected during recovery
- Care can be expensive and inaccessible
Neuroplasticity describes the brain's remarkable ability to heal over time.
By carrying out the right therapies, people suffering with neurological conditions or injuries have the ability to improve brain function throughout their lives. Adopting behavioural strategies and habits that compensate for a person's cognitive impairments and combining this with learning can lead to truly remarkable recoveries.
At neumind, we are providing a modern and secure digital platform to provide specialist neurorehabilitation care to all, and connect survivors to their support network. Our mission is to:
- Apply the latest neurorehabilitative frameworks
- Involve the entire support network with the care of the survivor
- Be accessible and tailor to the needs of its users
- Use data to generate insights
- Remotely connect survivors to medical professionals
We know about recovery.
Ellis' (neumind CEO) identical twin brother Luke suffered a serious traumatic brain injury in 2012. Luke was told he would never be able to walk and talk again and embarked on his life-long journey of recovery and healing. Witnessing the huge problems faced by survivors, inaccessibility of therapy and the lack of technological aids was the motivation behind the founding of neumind.
Luke has done remarkably well, he is now a member of the GB paralympic development squad and helps develop Alfred.