• Question: What type of brain disease does the least harm?

    Asked by MikkelB to Tiffany on 13 Jul 2020.
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      Tiffany Chan answered on 13 Jul 2020: last edited 13 Jul 2020 7:30 pm

      Hi Mikkel! This is a really excellent question, and one that I don’t think there is an answer to! It really depends on the particular individual and severity of the disease – for example, some people will recover from having a stroke, whereas others will die. It also depends on what you consider ‘harm’ to be; whilst people with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease will usually live for 8-10 years after diagnosis, we currently have no way of curing it! (and so, in a way, this is permanent damage…)