areas of focus
Even the simplest body movements require communication between the central nervous system, nerves and muscles. If any of these are affected, it can lead to Parkinson’s disease, dystonia or another movement disorder.
Including Alzheimer’s, there are more than 100 types of conditions related to a loss in the brain functions responsible for thinking, some of which are treatable.
ALS affects nerve cells that control voluntary muscle movements. This progressive disease ultimately impacts essential actions such as breathing, eating, moving and speaking.
A traumatic brain injury is a violent blow to the head or body by an external force, which causes a disruption in the normal function of the brain.
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Swedish researchers report that very fit long-distance skiers were about 30% less likely to develop Parkinson’s disease during their 20-year study.
An ongoing pilot study of the factors associated with successful aging in a population of those 90 and older found about 45,000 “superagers” in…
The prevalence of Parkinson disease is increasing more rapidly than other neurological disorders, and is estimated to affect nearly 1 million…