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Muscular Dystrophy: What Causes This Disabling Condition?

Muscular Dystrophy: What Causes This Disabling Condition?

We typically think of muscular dystrophy as a singular disease. But, per the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, it’s more complex than that: “The muscular dystrophies (MD) are a group of more than 30 genetic diseases characterized by progressive weakness and degeneration of the skeletal muscles that control

10. Practical Advice: Legal, Financial, Health Care

Receiving an Alzheimer’s diagnosis can be emotionally charged, and practical matters may be neglected. But at some point, early on, it will be necessary to make certain legal and financial decisions and to think about future care. Even if a person with Alzheimer’s disease is still capable of handling his

8. Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease

If a loved one has Alzheimer’s disease and you will be the primary caregiver, there’s much you need to know, both about how to care for the person with the condition and about how to care for yourself. More than half of the people with Alzheimer’s disease are cared for

What’s New in Parkinson’s Treatment

What’s New in Parkinson’s Treatment

Today’s Parkinson’s treatment options address the symptoms of tremors, stiffness, and slow movement to improve quality of life. However, they do little to slow the progression of this disease.  Fortunately, research is helping us better understand Parkinson’s. While early signs of Parkinson’s disease can be overlooked, once it’s diagnosed, treatment

Recover After Stroke

Nearly 800,000 Americans suffer a stroke each year, and it is the leading cause of long-term disability in the United States. This is because stroke doesn’t just affect your brain—it also can affect your body. Depending on which area of the brain is damaged by a stroke and how severe

Speech Therapy: What Is It and How Can You Do It at Home?

Speech Therapy: What Is It and How Can You Do It at Home?

Nearly 7.5 million Americans have difficulty using their voices, claims the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. Whether they were born with a condition that makes it hard to verbalize (i.e. autism) or developed speech difficulties following an accident or stroke (i.e. aphasia), these people have one major

10. Practical Advice: Legal, Financial, Healthcare

Receiving an Alzheimer’s diagnosis can be emotionally charged, and practical matters may be neglected. But at some point, early on, it will be necessary to make certain legal and financial decisions and to think about future care. Even if a person with Alzheimer’s disease is still capable of handling his

8. Caring For A Person With Alzheimer’s Disease

If a loved one has Alzheimer’s disease and you will be the primary caregiver, there’s much you need to know, both about how to care for the person with the condition and about how to care for yourself. More than half of the people with Alzheimer’s disease are cared for

What Is Frontal Lobe Dementia?

What Is Frontal Lobe Dementia?

Frontal lobe dementia or frontotemporal dementia (FTD) represents a unique group of neurodegenerative disorders that account for approximately 10 percent of all cases of dementia and tend to occur in people between the ages of 45 and 64. The symptoms of each disorder can vary, depending on the part of

10. Practical Advice: Legal, Financial, Healthcare

Receiving an Alzheimer’s diagnosis can be emotionally charged, and practical matters may be neglected. But at some point, early on, it will be necessary to make certain legal and financial decisions and to think about future care. Even if a person with Alzheimer’s disease is still capable of handling his

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