The Appeal

The Leeds Teaching Hospitals Charitable Foundation would like to raise £450,000 by 2018 to fund protected research time for consultants with an interest in neurodegenerative disease, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis.

Additionally, this funding is required for three clinical research fellowships, aiming to support our clinicians in training in the above areas.

We want to improve the lives of patients in Yorkshire via research and clinical trials to help alleviate the symptoms of brain conditions which can include:

  • Change in personality
  • Dementia
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep problems
  • Bladder problems
  • Pain
  • Depression
  • Loss of vision
  • Poor balance/mobility
  • Tremors
  • Severe disability

We all know someone who suffers from a brain condition and unfortunately with growing ageing populations the prevalence of brain disease is set to increase.

Livelihoods and employability are also affected with sufferers sometimes losing their jobs and/or are unable to drive.  There is also the impact on carers, family and friends.  Sometimes carers give up their own jobs and there is a higher incidence of marital breakdown once a partner is diagnosed with a long term brain condition.  Through research we can help make patients’ lives easier by improving diagnosis and treatment with the help of clinical trials.

If you would like to read the full Yorkshire Brain Research Centre Strategy 2015-2018, you can download a copy here.