The concept of movement is creatively defined by volunteers, advocates, collaborating artists, and collaborating scientists within our campaigns and projects. Movement includes any of the following to positively promote our mission for the benefit of humans:
(i) an act of changing position or location
(Example: performing arts and sport, scientific mechanisms)
(ii) a series of actions, events, or organised efforts working to foster a principle or policy
(Example: campaign projects, such as Move Hope Project)
(iii) a trend or change in commodity
(Example: fashion-inspired movement to raise awareness)
(iv) the suggestion or illusion of motion in a painting, sculpture, or design
(Examples: multimedia, scientific perception studies, virtual art or virtual science)
(v) a progression of events in a literature, rhythmical or metrical structure of a poetry or music composition
(Examples: spoken word poetry, any genre of music, blogs and essays)
(vi) a mechanism that produces or transmits motion
(Example: physics, technology, scientific properties, and various aspects of environmental science and art)
This operational definition allows collaborators exceptional freedom when designing a project or planning how they will utilise their abilities to inspire, raise awareness and mobilise action.
Indeed movement in any form (including artistic, physical, emotional, biological, and strategic) can be both subtle and powerful enough to spread a message without need for additional variables. That is, artistic movement doesn’t necessarily need to be coupled with biological movement to impact lives. Art and science, in theory can exist separately in a consumer world, yet if given the opportunity and the right variables, they can merge readily to have a unique and compelling message and impact. Hence, movement can be a reciprocal variable which directly or indirectly unifies art and science—creatively achieved through a wide range of insights, integration of ideas, and synergy of several areas or disciplines which contribute to each field (art and science).
Neurological diseases are diseases which affect the brain, spinal cord and nerves throughout the body. If there is a malfunction in a portion of the nervous system, a number of difficulties can occur immediately or progressively over time. Some of these challenges include problems with mobility, mental tasks (such as learning and memory), basic functions (such as swallowing and breathing), or emotional changes in mood. In the worst cases, a neurological deficit can lead to a shortened life expectancy.
The prevalence of different neurological diseases varies significantly. There are rarely studies done which show the combined prevalence of neurological diseases, however a London, United Kingdom-based study of 13 general practices, published their results in Brain, (a peer reviewed journal of Neurology) which suggested a population of 100, 230 people registered with one of the practices participating in the study following the onset of a neurological disorder (incidence rate) and 27, 657 reported manifesting a disorder (lifetime prevalence). Neurological disease prevalence of the highest reported age band was between ages 30-39 and the highest reported ethnicity was Caucasian in both linkage and UK demographics and populations, respectively. Neurological diseases and disorders are some of the most devastating illnesses one can have—significantly affecting sufferers, their families, and caregivers. Many of them, such as Parkinson’s Disease, Alzeheimer’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Ischemia, are the most prevalent diseases in the world. Please see the list of neurological disease and disorders for other neurone, or nerve cell, affecting diseases.
Movement for Hope recognises all neurological diseases and disorders and hopes to raise awareness in some capacity for each of them in the future.
MacDonald, B. K., Cockerell, O. C., Sander, J. W. A. S., and Shorvon S. D. (2000). The incidence and lifetime prevalence of neurological disorders in a prospective community- based study in the UK. Brain 123: 665-676.