Updated: Nov 2
In Alzheimer's disease, the patients suffer from memory loss, loss of language skills, thinking skills, and eventually the ability to carry out simple daily tasks. Alzheimer's disease affects the older adult demographic. The main reason behind it is neurons that die and starts to affect other parts of the brain as well.
It is a progressive disease, which means that once affected by this disease the person will continue to lose memory,thinking skills, and eventually the ability to carry out simple tasks.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
In ALS a person loses the ability to twitch muscles or move around the muscle in the initial stage. Eventually, it spreads and the person loses the ability to move around and loses control over the body.
There is no cure for this disease.1-2 in 100,000 people are affected by this disease. This disease has not been studied and explored yet, the reason behind the disease is still unknown to doctors and scientists.
Cerebral refers to the brain and palsy refers to the problem in muscle moment. Cerebral palsy occurs during pregnancy or early childhood. It hits the motor nerves and which results in a problematic moment,maintaining balance and posture. It is a static and non-progressive disease, which means that the symptoms remain the same throughout life.
Cerebral palsy differs from person to person, some might need walking while some can move around with any external help. The patients suffering from cerebral palsy have problems with walking movement, control over the body.
However, a person suffering from CP can also experience problems like intellectual disability; seizures; problems with vision, hearing, or speech; changes in the spine;or joint problems).
Parkinson's disease is one of the most common diseases after Alzheimer's disease. In Parkinson's disease, a person faces problems like shaking, stiffness, and difficulty with walking,balance, and coordination.
Parkinson's disease hits the 65+ demographic in most of the cases. However, it can occur during the late 40s as well, and it is called on-set Parkinson. Parkinson's is a progressive disease and it gets worse with time.
Nonetheless, it hits everyone differently which means not everyone with Parkinson's disease will end up in the last stage of the disease. A person suffering from Parkinson's disease can experience mental and behavioral changes, sleep problems, depression, memory difficulties, and fatigue.
Spinal muscular atrophy or SMA is a disease in which due to the loss of nerve cells in the spinal cord and brain stem a person may experience difficulty in walking, eating, controlling head movements, and in rare cases difficulty in breathing.
Due to the loss of the never cell, a person loses control over the muscles and which results in various problems mentioned above.
SMA can occur during birth or pregnancy. Nonetheless, it can occur in the later stage of life as well. It can decrease life expectancy as well. There is no cure for this disease, however,new drugs can reduce the effects and can increase the quality of life.