CHL5402 Assignment 1 Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, progressive neurodegenerative disease that disrupts one’s movement, resulting in slowness of movement, rigidity, tremors and postural instability. The primary cause of illness is the result of the death of dopamine – a chemical cell which carries signals between the nerves in the brain 1,2. Parkinson’s disease affects 1 in 500 people in Canada 3. According to the National Populations Health Study of Neurological Conditions, more than 55,000 Canadians (age 18 or older) reported that they have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in year of 2011 1. To this day, the number of Canadians identified with Parkinson’s disease continues on the rising side of the spectrum. Parkinson’s disease …show more content…
While Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines recommend adults (age 18 or older) to participate in 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity per week; many individuals are engaged in sedentary lifestyle 9,12,13. Through Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS), results indicate that Canadian adults spent on average a total of 4 hours and 11 minutes per day being physically active with more than 9 hours engaging in sedentary lifestyle 13. It found that total daily sedentary time was higher in older age groups (adults aged 40 to 79) 13. Conversely, adults aged 18 to 39 were found to be the most active with an average of 34 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity daily 13. Females were also observed to be less physical active than men in all age groups 13,14. With the increasing trends of physical inactivity prevalence in Canada, different organizations have worked together to promote the importance of engaging in physical activity and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle. Regular physical activity can help individuals maintain good health, including weight control and improving physical and mental health 15. Thus, physical activity should be continued to be fostered in …show more content…
With an optimal amount of regular physical activity, the risk of certain chronic conditions can be reduced as much as 50% 13,24. However, with the increasing number of cases of Parkinson’s disease, there is still a lack of evidence to support the benefits of physical activity. In addition, while it is a pressing concern in Canadians, lack of research is done among this population. From these observations, it would then be important to ask, is the level of total physical activity associated with preventing and lowering the risk of Parkinson’s disease in
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Michael J. Fox is an actor and a writer that was diagnosed at the age of 29 with Parkinson’s disease. When he found out he said, “It was the last thing I expected.” He speaks about his disease regularly and started the Michael J. Fox Foundation, whose goal it is to eliminate Parkinson’s disease. “It is the largest nonprofit funder of Parkinson’s Disease drug development in the world.” And because of this foundation, he was able to control his symptoms and side affects enough to go back to acting by finding a drug cocktail (The Biography of Michael J. Fox).
The Journey: Parkinson 's Disease In the article titled “The Journey: Parkinson 's Disease” written by authors Mary G. Baker and Lizzie Graham, they describe the disease as a journey taken by the patients effected by the disease. For example, every journey taken needs some type of map or guidance to use and assist you throughout your journey. The map in this scenario is the useful information given by a healthcare provider to help them step by step in the process of their “journey”. The article explains that every map has a beginning and end of course.
According to information from a study conducted through the University of Stavanger in Norway, 25 percent of recently diagnosed Parkinson 's disease patients suffer a fall within the first year. This percentage goes up to 70 percent for those who have lived with the disease for sixteen years. Those who have fallen before are at greater risk of falling again. Fortunately, there are several things people with Parkinson 's disease can do to reduce their risk of falling.
In contrast to the etiology, the epidemiology of PD is well characterized: approximately 1% of Americans over age 65 will develop Parkinson's. The disease shows no predilection for any particular ethnic group, and both genders are affected equally. Although PD can strike younger people, they represent roughly 10% of the estimated 3 million cases of PD in the United
The disease that Dale Maxin has is known as Parkinson Disease. This disease has affected Dale 's life in a very negative way. It has caused him much grief. Medication helped him to cope with Parkinson for a period of time, however; even the medication has reached a point where it n longer helps. His wife is who he has to depend on with help for everyday things.
I have a well amount of knowledge about Parkinson disease because my grandfather from my mother side had Parkinson due to a work injury. Parkinson disease includes break downs and death of vital nerve cells in the brain, called neurons. Parkinson 's
positive steps for the future The new report outlines cost effective interventions to assist people living with Parkinson 's to achieve a better quality of life, while simultaneously reducing the cost ofthis condition to the community. It also provides practical strategies for reducing direct health care costs. This includes avoiding unnecessary hospital and aged care admissions, and decreasing lengths of stay and medical specialist consultations. To reduce the costs of Parkinson 's to the community, Parkinson 's Australia the national peak body representing the needs of people living with Parkinson 's, their families and carers is advocating for the Federal and state governments to commit to a National Action Plan.
30 Aug. 2012, https://www.news-medical.net/news/20120830/Bradykinesia-in-Parkinsone28099s-diseas e-an-interview-with-Dr-Joseph-Giuffrida-President-of-Great-Lakes-NeuroTechnologies. aspx. Accessed 5 Jan. 2018. "Effects of physical activity in Parkinson's disease: A new ... - NCBI - NIH."
Having a daily opportunity for physical activity helps fight weight gain and teaches kids healthy habits form a young age. Lack of physical activity and lead to health concerns for adults and children. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that children and adolescents engage in 60 minutes a day of physical activity each day. The American Academy of Pediatrics conducted a study that examined children 8 to 9 years of age.
It is a neurodegenerative disease and is caused by certain nerve cells in the brain dying. These particular neurons produce the dopamine neurotransmitter and when they break down, dopamine levels decrease causing abnormal brain activity. “DBS Therapy uses a small, pacemaker-like device implanted under the skin in the chest (not in the brain). That device sends electronic signals through a very thin wire (called a lead) which is placed in the area of the brain that controls movement. These signals block some of the brain messages that cause the distracting and disabling motor symptoms associated with Parkinson's” (Health Central).
Introduction As an occupational therapist, how have you provided treatment to Parkinson’s disease patients? Perhaps you helped increase stability by teaching a change of direction strategy, maybe you used adaptive cooking equipment to improve meal preparation, or you may have reviewed your client’s routines and decided to modify parts of the routine which ensured energy preservation. Although current occupational therapy treatment options for Parkinson’s disease patients are effective, not every patient will like traditional rehabilitation treatment plans and may also not be sufficient. Dance therapy may be a good alternative treatment option for patients who do not like traditional occupational therapy and may provide greater therapeutic effects.
The researchers were Claudio Pacchetti, Francesca Mancini, Roberto Aglieri, Cira Fundaro, Emilia Martignoni, and Giuseppe Nappi. The participants were 32 patients diagnose with Parkinson’s Disease and they were randomly separated into two groups consisting of 16 patients. The patients were all in stages 2 and 3 on the Hoehn and Yahr scale of PD. Parkinson’s Disease is a disorder that causes the degeneration of the central nervous system characterized by shaking, difficulty in movement, and rigidity. The Hoehn and Yahr scale is a scale that measure the progress of PD; stage 2 is characterized by an effect on both sides of the body, but no affect on the balance and stage 3 is characterized by the inability to fix the body’s posture and an imbalance.
Chapter 2 DISCUSSION 1) What is Parkinson’s Disease? Parkinson’s disease according to Parkinson’s disease foundation (PDF) is a chronic and progressive movement disorder meaning the symptoms worsen overtime and nearly one million people living with Parkinson 's disease lives in U.S,. The cause is unknown, and although there is presently no cure, treatment to manage its symptoms, through surgery and medications are advised. The disease is known not to be lethal rather it is known to affect a person’s life time movement to the point of malfunction of the whole system that limits them to move as they please.
This disease develops when there is a loss of nerve cells in the brain which produce a chemical called dopamine (UCB Canada). Parkinson’s disease affects 1 in every 500 people in Canada, over 100 000 Canadians are living with Parkinson’s today and approximately 6600 new cases of PD are diagnosed each year in Canada (UCB