Most Of Me By Robyn Michele Levy Sparknotes

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In the memoir "Most of Me", the main character, Robyn Michele Levy, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at the age of forty three. This is a neurodegenerative disorder of the central nervous system resulting in the loss of dopamine produced by the brain cells. Parkinson's disease is also known as a motor system disorder that affects motor movements of the body. She had early symptoms that she was unaware of at the time. The disease quickly spread throughout her body, and while she was doing yoga, her body suddenly could not handle the position and collapsed on the floor. She yelled for help because it was hard for her to breathe. She noticed that the left side of her arm was weak and useless, which is sign of motor deterioration. Parkinson's disease is a type of condition that starts off very slowly, and later on, it progressively takes control of all body movements.
Some early signs of Parkinson’s disease are depression, emotional changes, major headaches, and trouble sleeping at night, and inexplicable aches and pains (Levy, 30). Parkinson's disease can range from mild to severe. Over one million …show more content…

Not only does it affect the person who has it but also their family. Mrs. Levy, the individual who has Parkinson’s struggled to live with it because she faced many obstacles. It was the support of her family and doctors who helped her overcome the difficulty that Parkinson’s brought to her. Scientists and researchers have evolved in the knowledge of Parkinson's disease over the past several years. There is still more research going on today in finding a cure for the disorder along with finding other ways to help produce dopamine in the brain. Speech language pathologists and therapists are very beneficial to patients who have Parkinson’s disease; they help control the lives of patients who suffer from motor

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