Essay 86: Parkinson's Disease and the 1918 Flu Pandemic Parkinson's disease (PD) is a degenerative motor disorder resulting from the progressive loss of dopaminergic neurons in an area of the brain known as the basal ganglia, in particular two clusters of cells called the substantia nigra. The manifestations of PD appear when 80% or more of the dopamine producing neurons have been destroyed. Symptoms of PD include difficulty initiating movement (bradykinesia); a shuffling gait; the classic pill rolling hand tremor; a blank facial expression; muscle rigidity; and in 10-15% of cases, the onset of dementia late in the course of the disease. Nearly a century ago, in the wake of the 1918 influenza pandemic, which left as many as 50 million
Over the years, there are more than million diseases that human can have. Theses diseases are categorize in many types such as genetic diseases, immunology diseases, and psychological diseases too. One of these fields is progressive main disorder field, which mainly includes the disease which start with simple symptoms then gradually they are getting worse. Among all the types Parkinson's disease (PD) is the most common one. PD is a physical disorder that affects nervous system.
Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, progressive, neurodegenerative movement disorder. After a series of injections the monkey’s ability to move quickly dissipated and he began experiencing tremors. Before long the monkey had lost body weight and was unable to balance on his perch, he had to be hand fed, given extra fluids and had to be kept warm. They stopped the injections allowing the marmoset to slowly recover, it took several weeks to regain movement, and however he still had a slight tremor. They then used this monkey to test the effectiveness of a potential drug for Parkinson’s.
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 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.
Parkinson’s affects the central nervous system eventually leads to triggering in the hand. Alzheimer 's is a disease that affects the memory and important mental functions. Dementia is when a person think a lot which interferes with their daily functions. Huntington’s an inherited condition when nerve cells starts to lose the ability over a period of time. Athletes who come in contact with sports are more like like to get it because in a game there is usually hitting each other or even getting injured dramatically.
The film “Awakenings” was a hit film in 1990 and an award winning drama movie. The movie depicts a particular disease that was the Post encephalitis Parkinson’s disease and the drug that was L-Dopa medication that used to treat it very accurately and effectively. “Awakenings” was all about the victims of epidemic of encephalitis lethargica or Post encephalitis Parkinson’s disease. But a new doctor, Dr. Sayer discovered the L-Dopa medication to try to treat some patients that appear to be catatonic and offers the prospect to reviving them. Speculating that their rigidity may be analogous to a severe form of Parkinsonism, he seeks permission from his sceptical superiors to treat patients
( Marsa, 2015, pg. 1 ) Technology has improved since the first discovery of this disease. However, researchers are still unsure as to how the disease starts and takes hold of a person’s brain. Unlike dementia, memory loss is not the only result of this disease.
Awakenings, audiences get an inside view of the goings on at a hospital with catatonic patients. In this paper I will be discussing the conditions of the hospital and the relationships between the people who worked there and the residents of the hospital. Their attitude toward Dr, Sayer, and the staff's attitude toward each other. I will also be discussing the symptoms and treatment of the patient's disease of Parkinson's . Although the conditions in the hospital were sanitary and well kept, it was much more of a prison with its countless barred windows and locked doors. Also, the whole hospital seemed darker than it should have been. The staff seemed uninterested in the patients, even getting annoyed when they were called to assist them. The
At the later stage, the symptoms of DLB include poor reasoning, memory loss; possibly, difficulties with movement and problems with attention. 2) Parkinson’s disease dementia (PDD) – a type of DLB diagnosed in patients with Parkinson’s disease. A majority of them later suffer from PDD. The disease negatively affects memory, speaking, reasoning
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.
When an older person considers themselves forgetful, they normally don’t think very much of it. But in reality, it may be something a lot more serious that previously thought. This person may have dementia. Becky Kane was interviewed about her experiences dealing with people who were determined to have dementia.
Senile Dementia is a form of intellectual impairment observed in the elderly.Ten percent of people above the age of sixty-five have this disease.This causes people to forget items,people, and their lives.There are 4 types of remembering recollection,recall,recognition, and relearning which are all affected by Senile Dementia. Around 47 million people around the world suffer from this with ten-million of diagnosis being made each year.