In the face of serious diagnoses like Parkinson’s disease, family caregivers emerge as unsung heroes, providing invaluable support to millions of patients worldwide.  As symptoms progress, patients often rely on caregivers for assistance with daily tasks, medical appointments, medication management, and navigating the complexities of healthcare systems.  With their help, many patients can maintain independence...
What is a Concussion? A concussion is considered a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI or mTBI) that occurs when the brain experiences a sudden movement or impact within the skull.  It can result from a blow to the head, a violent shaking of the head and upper body, or a forceful impact that causes the...
Living with ataxia presents a multitude of challenges beyond the physical realm, often overshadowed by the visible symptoms. In this candid narrative, Kate shares her profound impact of ataxia on mental health, shedding light on a facet of the condition that is frequently overlooked. The journey begins with the onset of symptoms during university years,...
How it had started? As far as I can remember, I have always had trouble with my health. During my childhood, I had to go to the hospital frequently. I am Anoushka Speville, I am 28 years old and I come from Rodrigues Island, Mauritius(I know that it is not well known, but Rodrigues Island...
There are several institutional websites with great information on Ataxia.  For this article, I am using points from Mayo Clinic, National Ataxia Foundation, and Johns Hopkins Medicine.  I have personally attended appointments at Mayo Clinic, both in Minnesota and Arizona, and Johns Hopkins, so I am confident in using their information to form this article. ...
The National Ataxia Foundation states, “Ataxia is a degenerative disease of the nervous system. Many symptoms of Ataxia mimic those of being drunk, such as slurred speech, stumbling, falling, and incoordination. These symptoms are caused by damage to the cerebellum, the part of the brain that is responsible for coordinating movement. Ataxia treatment involves a...

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