Karen Brown

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS): What is it?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as ALS, is the most common type of motor neuron disease. It refers to a group of progressive, neurological diseases that cause dysfunction in the nerves that control muscle movement. As ALS progresses, these cells degenerate and die; and stop sending messages to muscles. Therefore, this leads to muscle …

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Decreasing Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease: CBD

Parkinson’s disease is a neurological disorder that results in a variety of movement issues including tremors, difficulty balancing, muscle stiffness, and more. Parkinson’s disease is progressive, meaning the symptoms become worse overtime, and unfortunately there is no cure. An individual who is in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease may experience difficulty standing, lack of …

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Five Genes That May Play A Role In Lewy Body Dementia

In a study led by National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers, scientists found that five genes may play a critical role in determining whether a person will suffer from Lewy body dementia. Lewy body dementia is a disease caused by abnormal deposits of a protein. These protein deposits affect chemicals in the brain which lead …

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Chair Exercises for Elderly Adults with Limited Mobility

These exercises are geared towards adults with limited mobility. However if you have an injury, please consult your doctor before performing these exercises. If these exercises cause any pain in the body, please stop and give your physical therapist a call for alternative exercises. These chair exercises are not individualized and therefore, they are not …

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