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.
Even though the National Football league under Goodell 's leadership has maintained steady viewership growth and profit, Roger Goodell has handled the concussion epidemic of the NFL extremely poorly, in addition to handling the constant ethics issues with little regard. In the many instances of concussions in the NFL Goodell has given inadequate punishment to guilty parties. In addition, Roger Goodell has also handled the "Deflategate" scandal poorly by suspending Tom Brady, even after no solid evidence of wrongdoing. In recent years it has been discovered that American Football has a reampint concussion epidemic, that has caused long term brain damage. Goodell on several occasions has only punished players who take headshots, with fines ranging from $50,000 to $150,000 (according to ESPN), issued to multi-millionaire players, This policy gives no incentive for players to stop, for example player for the Miami Dolphins Matt Moore’s concussion.
Maggie's brain didn't function the same way as it did before her accident. When we focus on Maggie psychologically we see that before her accident, she was a functioning college student working towards graduating until the motorcycle accident that altered her cognitive development. Maggie was hospitalized with the Traumatic brain injury like 235,000 or more people in the United States who suffer similar disabilities(pg83).Overall brain injuries in general can greatly affect cognitive ability, physical and psychological skills(pg83). In Maggie's case she was able to recover from the physical injuries and was able to walk and talk but permanently suffered cognitive impairments.
More now than ever athletes are being watched out for when there is trauma to the brain. After multiple cases of poor treatment to concussions parents and doctors are cracking down on letting concussions not be a big deal. As more studies advance, it is discovered that every case is different. The range is created by severity, past experience with trauma, and how the patient heals. Concussions in sports can range in severity, and how they affect each individual over time depending on times of impact.
The concentration on concussions in sports has elevated in the past few years given the number of sports figures who have passed away all too soon as a result of the studies conducted after their passing. The severity of the damage concussions can cause is still to be proven, but prevention should be a topic that is top of mind for anyone who participates in sports, from youth to professionals. In the case of Steve Montador, whose career ended due to a concussion, was documented as a shoulder injury is proof that sports leagues are aware of the challenge, but may be unsure of how to address. Some are concerned with what the lack of physicality will do to the overall “entertainment” factor of attracting fans. There is also the challenge
“An estimated 1.6-3.8 million sports- and recreation-related concussions occur in the United States each year, although the true figure is unknown because most concussions are not recognized and reported. Players in collision sports such as American football may experience many more subconcussive impacts throughout a season and career” (Stern 460). The people at risk for concussions and CTE range from amature athletes to professional athletes and even highly trained military personnel. The cause and effects of concussions and CTE are becoming more prevalent in all levels of athletics, however athletes themselves are still slow to acknowledge them and take themselves out of the game in order to allow their brain to heal. There are millions of athletes participating in contact sports as well as military troops who are at risk for repetitive brain trauma.
Dementia is a serious disorder caused by a variety of brain illnesses which affects a person memory .There are three symptoms stages which are early,middle,and late stages. A Person with dementia lose the ability to think well enough to do everyday activities or solve problems.It is also difficult for a person with dementia to interact with others which makes this disease overwhelming for the families of the Patient.The number of people who have dementia is currently estimated at 47.5 million.There is no cure or treatment that can prevent or slow dementia.However, There are many ways to help and support the lives of an infected person.
presence can be identified but it is much more difficult to prove its absence (Gosseries et al., 2011). Causes The vegetative state just like other disorders of consciousness can occur due to three main reasons; the first and most common cause is a traumatic brain injury. As a result of a severe head injury, for example an injury sustained during a car accident, a fall from a great height, or a violent assault, a person can enter into a state of vegetative consciousness. According to Gosseries et al. (2011), in most cases where the damage is severe, patients usually die within a few days.
The U.S. has a problem that needs to be fixed, the problem they are currently facing is underage drinking. This problem has been going on for a few years now, but there just hasn’t been an effective solution to stop it. A way to stop this problem is by making some sort of law or rule that will prevent teens from drinking and causing more problems. This is a problem because it is a safety issue and when teens are drunk, they tend to make stupid decisions. In the article The Problem of Underage Drinking and What Parents Can Do Heidi Stevens says that most of the deaths are because of consumption of alcohol “excessive drinking is responsible for more than 4,300 deaths among underage youth each year” (Stevens 4).
Stress is a common factor amongst many mental health issues arising in the adolescence today. In fact, 110 million people die of stress every year (Volz). Negative stress is such a preventable response, yet we don’t make the efforts to help with the problem. However, stress does not always have a negative connotation and can also bring good to one. For example, stress is key for the motivation of a student or a worker.
Concussions are not taken as serious as it should be. The severity of concussions are not taken seriously enough due to the fact of cheap equipment being used, and because of the lack of proper diagnosis and unclear recovery process that can be linked to long term affects from concussions. Cheap equipment has been proven to lead and cause concussions and other head injuries. The NFL and Riddell are in a lawsuit right now because of not providing the proper equipment for players. The family of Junior Seau is suing the NFL and Riddell because the death of Junior was linked to a disease caused by multiple concussions and head blows (Shyr).
Traumatic brain injuries sustained in the National Football League has risen steadily since the first game was played. The public, as well as players, have been inadequately informed of the severity of concussions resulting from severe head trauma. Players have been sent back into play with life threatening injuries that may be invisible immediately but detrimental when observed long term. The National Football League has covered the concussion issue due to the lack of publicly the sport receives when role players are out with a concussion or another injury. Concussions and traumatic brain related injuries have become a costly problem in the National Football League (NFL), and most instances are mistreated and covered up.