(2011), in most cases where the damage is severe, patients usually die within a few days. If they do survive however, from the moment the patients open their eyes, they move out of a coma and, if still unresponsive, evolve into a vegetative state. Typically, the vegetative patient gradually recovers awareness and enters a minimally conscious state. This is often followed by a period of transient
INTRODUCTION Approximately 36 million individuals have Alzheimer’s disease (AD) worldwide which is the common cause of dementia in the range of higher ages (Alzheimers.net, 2014). About 5% to 8% of people aged above 65, 15% to 20% of people aged above 75 and 25% to 50% of those aged above 85 are affected by Alzheimer’s disease (Duthey, 2013). Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversibly progressive disease of the brain characterised by gradual loss of memory, change in personality and a decline in cognitive functions such as language, perception and reasoning. An individual with Alzheimer’s disease would lose all mental and memory abilities in later stages (National Institute of Aging, 2011). It is believed that Alzheimer’s disease is caused by the
As early as childhood he showed signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease which was later revealed as encephalitis lethargica. Acoording to the CNS forum (2000-2015) “Patients experienced a reduced level of awareness, possibly caused by swine influenza or some type of herpes-like virus. When they awoke, about half would have severe Parkinson's-like symptoms including rigidity, bradykinesia, slight tremors, and curious eye movements, so-called occulogyric crises - an uncommon symptom in idiopathic Parkinson's disease.” Dr. Sayer, who was played by Robin Williams, was applying for a job at the hospital where Leonard was confined, although Dr. Sayer he was not able to work with human patients before he was hired because the hospital was currently understaffed. Sayer, despite the skepticism of his colleagues, was determined to uncover what really happened with the patients and be able to help them regain normality. He then met Leonard, who became the subject on testing the drug L Dopa.
The patients ranged from infancy to elderly ages. Majority of the cases occurred in the second and fourth decades of life. Recent study series demonstrated mean age ranging from 24 to 57 years (9,16,18,19). This relationship has not been formally investigated though. It may reflect the greater proportion of older immunosuppressed individuals, greater life expectancy and lower rates of traumatic brain injury in younger individuals (13).
Many patients with rheumatoid arthritis can develop lung diseases that affect their life. According to the Arthritis Foundation, “up to 80 percent of people with [rheumatoid arthritis] have some degree of lung involvement, which is usually not severe enough to cause symptoms.”  For instance, people who are at the last stage and have severe inflammation can develop a disease called pulmonary fibrosis, which is a lung disease that makes breathing difficult for patients. Because this disease has no cure, it usually worsens the patient’s condition over time. Furthermore, rheumatoid arthritis can affect the heart when the inflammation damages the endothelial cells that cause the blood vessels to form plaques. These plaques block the blood vessels and cause heart attack and stroke for the
Script What is Parkinson’s disease? Parkinson’s disease is a condition that typically causes tremors and stiffness in body movement. It is a progressive and chronic disorder that limits movement. That means that someone who has Parkinson’s disease will always have the disease and it will worsen over time. Most cases Parkinson’s disease is caused by a grouping of environmental and genetic factors.
Soft, circular disks act as cushions between spinal vertebrae. With age, these disks dry out and shrink, which often worsens kyphosis. • Scheuermann's disease. Also called Scheuermann's kyphosis, this disease typically begins during the growth spurt that occurs before puberty. Boys are affected more often than are girls.
A considerable volume of her patients had short-term memory loss. These patients had diverse backgrounds: the elderly with and without Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia; the middle-aged with brain injury, and the young ones with mental health problems. Commonly short-term memory loss is discussed more in the elderly and patients with dementia; however, she enlightened me on short-term memory loss in the middle aged and young as well. Steptin emphasized that short-term memory loss in the elderly is attributable to a genetic predisposition, disuse atrophy (lessened brain use hence loss of brain cells); as well as due to decreased physical activity. This can be intensified by depression, inadequate nutrition and dehydration.
It can happen to anyone of different age group. But older patient's are vulnerable as their bones gets porous, brittle and not strong. Thus further complications may occur. In these essay, i am going to talk about fall cases in elderly pertaining to the case scenario (Appendix 1). Fall cases has been on the rise for many decades.
Aarskog Syndrome Description Aarskog syndrome (also known as Aarskog–Scott syndrome, faciodigitogenital syndrome, shawl scrotum syndrome and faciogenital dysplasia) is a rare autosomal X-linked inherited disorder that affects a person 's height, muscles, skeleton, genitals, and appearance of the face. It mostly affects at birth and the symptoms usually become apparent by the age of 3years. Unfortunately, Aarskog syndrome is a lifelong condition without a cure. Some people with Aarskog syndrome are born with more serious abnormalities, such as heart defects or a cleft lip with or without an opening in the roof of the mouth (cleft palate). Most males with Aarskog syndrome have a shawl scrotum, in which the scrotum surrounds the penis.
In another article called “Muscular Dystrophy Life Expectancy” says “Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common childhood form of muscular dystrophy. This condition is associated with a short lifespan. In most of the cases, children will need a wheelchair as teenagers, and they usually die in their early 20s. However, some people may live up to 40 years.” After reading this article it is sad to say that not many people live a very long life with this disorder, but I read the comments below saying that they have Limb-girdle disease and they are still alive at the age of 73 years old. I suppose the type of muscular dystrophy you have and your body type will vary on how long that they may