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Paralysis of muscles: Lou gehrig's disease is also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The disease attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that run the muscles that we can normally control. The cause of the disease is not known. In about 10% it is genetic. People with lou gehrig's disease slowly become weak in the arms and legs, and can have difficulty speaking, swallowing, and breathing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, Absolutely!!: Stay physically, mentally & spiritually (if important to you) active, to keep yourself in best physical condition & spirits. See a movement didorder specialist or at least a good local neurologist for Dopamine medication treatment, advice, education & inspiration to fight your pd! Azilect is a great med to start with, then possibly a 24 hour lasting Dopamine agonist like Requip xl or Neupro (rotigotine) :). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diseases like parkinson's, progeria, alzheimer's, leukemia, aids, motor neurone disease etc. Is there hope for any sort of cure?
Contact Univ hosp: McLean Hospital a Harvard Medical School Affiliate is a good start. They may know of other programs in your city. ...Read more
Are there any cardiac rehab phase 3 outpatient facilities in western suffolk county ny (islip, bayshore patchouge)?
What support services are available newcastle upon tyne for parents of children with acquired brain injuries?
Great Ormond Street?: England has very good services available, but are very regional. The most famous center in england for such children is great ormond street in london. They would know what services are available in different regions. Newcastle upon tyne is a university city and should have access to good educational and therapy services. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very little: To my knowledge, there is very little truly being offered in this area. ...Read more
Possibly: There may be day care centers for alzheimer's patients in chennai, india -- but i don't personally know them. Here's a resource to begin seeking them out: alzheimer's and related disorders society of india at http://ardsi.Org/default.Aspx another resource is http://dementia-care-notes.In/resources/india/ good luck! ...Read more
Comparable: I think you can choose either way- either public hospital or private hospital. There are a lot of hospitals there, but public hospital like the national university hospital is good too. Choose the oncologist whom you feel comfortable with is probably more important. ...Read more
Broad question: Sorry to hear that you or a loved one is fighting severe progressive disease. And therein lies your answer--how severe is the disability caused? Many cancer patients live full lives, at work, at play, at the gym. Some are so sick they have to go on disability, get a handicapped parking sticker, and so on. There's a complex web of federal and state regulations. Ask your oncologist for help. ...Read more
Could anyone recommend any 'good' support groups/websites for relatives of sufferers of vascular dementia?
NIH and NIA: Have good websites. The Alzheimer's Association and the Alzheimer's Foundation of America also have websites and support groups depending on where you live. There are also online support groups. These groups often help families with all types of dementia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sort Of: At this time there are no medications specifically indicated for parkinson's dementia. I have used the current medications that are used for alzheimer's dementia as these are available. Coping mechanisms are the same for all dementia. Treat the brain as though it is a muscle and keep it exercised regularly. Stimulation like reading, playing cards, puzzles, and games. Also, physical exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't we actually need organizations that would assist suicidal people with asperger's syndrome commit suicide?
I am not sure if: You meant this the way it came out. Supportive organizations do exist for people with aspergers & other autism spectrum disorders. I doubt you are asking about organizations to help people to commit suicide (that obviously would be a horrible thing). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer