Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Guillain-Barré syndrome is a rare but serious auto-immune disorder in which the immune system attacks healthy nerve cells in your peripheral nervous system (PNS). This leads to weakness, numbness, and tingling, and can eventually cause paralysis.

Normally, the immune system attacks germs in the body. However, with this disease, the immune system attacks nerves in the body.

ALS

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neuro-degenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. It can begin with muscle twitching and weakness in a limb, or slurred speech. Eventually, ALS affects control of the muscles needed to move, speak, eat and breathe. There is no cure for this fatal disease.

Neuropathy

Neuropathy is damage or dysfunction of one or more nerves that typically results in numbness, tingling, muscle weakness and pain in the affected area. It frequently starts in the hands and feet, but other parts of the body can be affected too.

Causes for peripheral neuropathy varies. These include diabetes, chemo-induced neuropathy, hereditary disorders,

Dementia

Dementia is a collective term used to describe various symptoms of cognitive decline, such as forgetfulness. It is a symptom of several underlying diseases and brain disorders. Dementia is not a single disease in itself, but a general term to describe symptoms of impairment in memory, communication, and thinking.

Warning signs of Dementia are: memory loss,

Movement Disorders

Movement disorders are neurological conditions that affect the speed, fluency, quality, and ease of movement. Dyskinesia is abnormal fluency or speed of movement. Hyperkinesia is excessive or involuntary movement. Hypokinesia is slowed or absent voluntary movement.

Ataxia- A movement disorder affects the part of the brain that controls coordinated movement (cerebellum). Ataxia may cause uncoordinated or clumsy balance,

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.

There are 7 stages of Alzheimer’s

Stage 1: No Impairment. During this stage, Alzheimer’s is not detectable and no memory problems or other symptoms of dementia are evident.

Parkinson Disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects predominately dopamine-producing (“dopaminergic”) neurons in a specific area of the brain called substantia nigra. Symptoms generally develop slowly over years.

Symptoms may include uncontrollable shaking or tremors, lack of coordination, difficulty speaking. These may worsen as the disease progresses

Using the Hoehn and Yahr scale to measure the severity of the disease;

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