Neurodegenerative disorders

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  • Genetic Disease Is An Autosomal Dominant Neurodegenerative Disorder

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    Genetic diseases are diseases that are passed on from parents to their offspring. An example of a genetic disease which can be inherited is Huntington Disease. "Huntington Disease is an autosomal dominant neurodegenerative disorder with midlife onset characterised by psychiatric, cognitive and motor symptoms"(G. Vonsattel and DiFiglia, 1998). The statistics for HD blah blah blah Like all genetic diseases, huntington 's disease has a specific inheritance pattern. Huntington disease is an autosomal

  • Neurodegenerative Disorders: A Case Study

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    Neurodegenerative disorder is a condition that primarily affects the neurons in the brain and is defined as the ‘symmetrical loss of neurons in motor, sensory or cognitive systems’ ("Neurodegenerative disease", n.d.) in the human body. Diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Prion, Motor neurone and Huntington’s disease are all examples of neurodegenerative disorders ("What is Neurodegenerative Disease?", 2014), each characterised by different symptoms, causes and treatments. Huntington’s disease

  • A Link Between Genetics And Gangliosidosis

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    Neurodegenerative Disorders: A link between genetics and gangliosidosis. A Review of the Literature Douglas Gilkinson Mercyhurst University – North East Campus Author Note This paper was prepared for English 120 – Writing and Research, taught by Mrs. Matz. Abstract There is a growing need for treatment of gangliosidoses, or the increase in lipid storage in cells. Diseases such as Tay-Sach’s, Sandhoff disease, Alzheimer’s and HIV are at the forefront of research into how these cells

  • Relationship Between Cancer And Alzheimer 's Disease

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    Results from the Framingham Heart Study published by Driver et al, 2012(27) discussed the relationship between cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, using hazard ratios and 95% confidence intervals. From this, it was concluded that “cancer vulnerability may protect against Alzheimer’s, and vice versa.” It was suggested that this may be due to both diseases sharing similar genes and proteins, providing even more reason to research further into proteins such as the immunophilins, which have a role in both

  • Essay about Parkinson’s Disease

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    Introduction/background Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the most frequent movement disorder and the second most common neurodegenerative disease (Bueler 2009). Over 1% of the entire population over the age of 60, and up to 5% of age 80, is affected by PD (Wood-Kaczmar, Gandhi et al. 2006). The pathogenesis of PD remains unclear, but can be categorized as sporadic, being the most common form, and Mendelian, which accounts for 5-10% of all PD cases (Guo 2008). The studies of Mendelian onset of PD have

  • Medical Benefits Of Medical Marijuana

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    Many plants are nowadays beneficial for people and help them to relieve or heal their pain. We often observe the case of cannabis which is a famous subject these days. It is being legalized in many countries and most often for its medical benefits.In fact, cannabis is not only a soft drug to relax and get high, but it is also a more effective medication than what people think. There are several studies that prove the benefits of cannabis on the human body. It is on these benefits that my thesis will

  • Describe Five Strategies To Enhantic Communication And Communication

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    1. Describe five strategies that you can use to enhance communication with Mrs. Downs, who displays cognitive difficulty. The therapeutic communication technique is very important to use with Mrs. Down, who displays cognitive difficulty (Holtgraves & Cadle, 2016, p. 44). According to researchers, Parkinson's disease (PD) is associated with a variety of communication deficits (Holtgraves & Cadle, 2016, p. 44). First, it is essential to be attentive to what the patient is saying (Holtgraves & Cadle

  • Descriptive Essay On My Mother

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    (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects predominantly dopamine-producing (“dopaminergic”) neurons in a specific area of the brain called substantia nigra” (What Is Parkinson’s?). Most people when they think of Parkinson’s disease they only think of the tremors that it causes, but there is so much more to it than that. Some of the symptoms of PD are: slowness of movement, rigidity or stiffness, tremors, trouble with balance, depression, cognitive changes, pain, sleep disorders, and so much

  • Types Of Dementia For Cerebral Autosomal Dominant Ateriopathy

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    Other type of dementia can be coupled with a rare hereditary disorder known as CADASIL which stands for cerebral autosomal dominant ateriopathy with subcortical infarct and leukoencephalopathy. This disorder is linked to abnormalities of a specific gene, Notch3 located on chromosome 19. The first symptoms arise at the age of 20 or 35 or 40 and the individuals often die at the age of 65. Researchers are still working to find out the exact cause of CADASIL. Other causes of vascular dementia include

  • A Brief Look at Dementia

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    Dementia is the loss of mental functions such as thinking, memory, and reasoning that is severe enough to interfere with a person's daily functioning. Dementia is not a disease itself, but rather a group of symptoms that are caused by various diseases or conditions. Symptoms can also include changes in personality, mood, and behavior. In some cases, the dementia can be treated and cured because the cause is treatable. Examples of this include dementia caused by substance abuse (illicit drugs and