Brain & Nerve

Multiple System Atrophy

Multiple System Atrophy – Causes, Signs and symptoms

Also called: Multi System Atrophy, MSA Summary Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a neurological disorder in which patients experience degenerative symptoms that can affect movement, speech, blood pressure and other bodily functions. There are three types of MSA: Striatonigral degeneration (SND). Causes symptoms of parkinsonism, such as rigidity, slowed movements and tremors. Olivopontocerebellar atrophy (OPCA). …

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Brain and Nervous System

Brain and Nervous System

Summary The brain and nervous system receive, process and respond to stimuli from both outside and inside the body. The senses (e.g., touch, taste, sight, hearing and smell) provide information about the person’s environment. After the information is processed, the nervous system initiates a response that might include moving a limb, increasing hormone levels or …

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Dementia – Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Summary Dementia is a decline in mental function that may interfere with the ability to perform daily tasks. Dementia is a common condition, especially among older people. However, dementia should not be considered a normal part of aging. There are many different types and causes of dementia. According to the National Institutes of Health, Alzheimer’s …

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Alzheimer's Medications

Alzheimer’s Medications

Also called: Alzheimer’s Drugs, Alzheimer’s Medicine Summary Alzheimer’s medications are used to minimize or stabilize the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Currently there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, nor is there any way of slowing its progress. However, some treatment options may minimize or stabilize symptoms for some patients and delay the necessity of nursing …

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Alzheimer Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease – Symptoms and causes

Also called: SDAT, Senile Dementia Alzheimer’s Type Summary Alzheimer’s disease the most common cause of dementia among people over the age of 65, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal sign of aging. It is a progressive neurological disease. Little is understood about what causes Alzheimer’s …

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