Earlier this year, the unthinkable happened to a dear family friend. At just 19, and at a New Years Eve party, she died of a brain haemorrhage. Sadly what caused her death was, at present, not preventable, not particularly diagnosable or hugely symptomatic, and furthermore, not treatable. It was just simply shocking.
When I researched further, I found that approximately 8,500 people in the UK each year are affected by a sudden and severe condition where patients bleed on the brain surface. Subarachnoid haemorrhage mainly affects younger people in the prime of life and results in disability or death.
There are charities out there that help the survivors of brain haemorrhages, and those that support the bereaved families, but there seems to be only Brain Research UK that funds research to to discover the causes, develop new treatments, and improve the lives of those affected by this and other neurological conditions.