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No health without brain health

MedExpress Team

Piotr Wójcik

Published May 24, 2024 09:36

An interview with Izabella Dessoulavy-Gładysz, president of the Foundation for Brain Health Mental Power.

In the name of your Foundation there is a member "for brain health." How do you actually understand this term?

Very broadly. When I started the foundation, I and the other funders referred to the World Health Organization's definition of brain health. Brain Health, or a healthy brain, is defined therein as a state of brain function in the cognitive, sensory, social-emotional, behavioral and motor domains that allows a person to realize his or her full potential throughout his or her life, regardless of the presence or absence of disorders. So we're talking about people who, from very early childhood to the end of life, can live to their full potential and develop that potential, avoiding disease, of course, but we're also talking about people who are affected by these neurological diseases.

The foundation wants to talk about brain health, about keeping the whole society healthy and developing its full potential. Hence the term "Mental Power." Nevertheless, it is impossible not...

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