Neurodegenerative diseases

Huntington’s disease

Huntington’s disease is a hereditary neurological disorder of the central nervous system. It will eventually cause a progressive degeneration of the cells in the brain, which is known to impair your ability to think, talk, walk and reason. The disease was first described by the American doctor, George Huntingdon in 1872. He actually studied a […]

Pick’s disease

Pick’s disease will cause a slow shrinking of the brain cells due to an excessive build-up of protein. It is actually an extremely rare form of dementia. People who suffer from Pick’s will initially show many behavioral and personality changes and this will eventually lead to the deterioration of their ability to speak coherently. Although […]

Huntington’s disease treatment

Huntington’s disease is a fatal hereditary disease that destroys neurons in areas of the brain involved in movement, intelligence, and emotions. Huntington’s is characterized by jerky uncontrollable movement of the limbs, trunk, and face; loss of mental abilities; and the increased psychiatric problems. Huntington’s disease generally appears in the age group of 30-50 years, but […]

Huperzine A

Do you ever have those inconvenient memory lapses? Whether it’s not being able to remember the name of your first grade teacher or being unable to find where you parked your car in a parking lot, we all experience memory lapses from time to time. But for some people, memory loss is a serious problem. […]

ALS symptoms

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease – is a neurological disease which attacks the motor neurons causing irrevocable damage in the ability to control voluntary muscle movement of the body. It progresses differently amongst individual patients, but has shown a common trait recently – indicating a rapid increase in the degeneration […]

Huntington’s chorea

The importance on how the illness is passed on from parent to child is decoded by the name of the disease -“Hereditary chorea”. Over time the symptoms of the disease degenerates which is highlighted by its other name- “Chronic progressive chorea”. In recent days, Huntington’s disease or HD is generally used by physicians. This fundamental […]

Alzheimer’s stages

Alzheimer’s disease is a diagnosis that strikes fear in the hearts of most people. The older we get, the more frightened we often become when we forget something or perhaps absent-mindedly put something in the wrong place. While we all experience a certain amount of forgetfulness or absent-mindedness, these symptoms are also part of the […]

Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease is a serious and fatal degenerative disorder that affects the central nervous system. As a result it affects the body movements, speech and other functions. There is no evidence that Parkinson’s disease is related to the genetic makeup of an individual. The disease was first described by James Parkinson and was later named […]

Ataxia telangiectasia

Ataxia telangiectasia is a neurodegenerative disease that affects many different parts of a person’s body and can lead to major disability. It is an inherited disease, but it is very rare. Ataxia telangiectasia is also sometimes referred to as Louis-Bar syndrome or Boder-Sedgwick syndrome. The disease first appears in very young children who are only […]

Alzheimer’s disease

Dementia is a term used to describe the inability to function on a daily basis due to loss of intellectual and social abilities. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of this condition. Patients with Alzheimer’s disease have a steady decline in mental capabilities as well as memory. The healthy brain tissue starts to deteriorate […]

Lyme disease

Lyme disease was first discovered back in 1975. In a town called Lyme, Connecticut there were several children all wrongly diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Since there were several children all diagnosed around the same time and around the same area, researchers were made aware of the coincidence by the group of mothers and research was […]

Lewy body dementia

Lewy body dementia is a disease that affects the elderly. It is not well known like Alzheimer’s or some other mental disorders that affect geriatric patients. However, Lewy Body Dementia is the second largest cause of dementia in the elderly according to their association. This problem is commonly misdiagnosed due to the fact that it […]