A neurological condition occurs when the nervous system is disrupted in its function or structure or both. The nervous system controls our mind and body through the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. When this disruption occurs, the person may experience various symptoms specific to a particular neurological condition. These symptoms may include sensation changes, fatigue, muscle weakness, paralysis, body and facial pain, dizziness, seizures, dysphagia (swallowing problems), and difficulty in cognitive function in the areas of thinking, memory, behaviour and emotions, to name a few.
The intensity of neurological symptoms, be they physical or cognitive, mild or severe, acute or chronic, can affect the person’s mental and physical functioning with significant impact on their personal and family quality of life.