Restoring Neurological Function: Putting the Neurosciences to Work in Neurorehabilitation
The disabling consequences of neurological disease present a great challenge. Many neurological diseases are age-related and populations in the developed world are ageing. Neurorehabilitation seeks to lessen the disabling impact of neurological disease when there is limited potential for reversing the underlying pathological process. There is evidence of its effectiveness in many conditions but the degree of disability carried by many patients remains high. A new clinical science of restorative neurology has been discussed further which depends on closer integration of the basic and clinical agendas.