Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability, which usually lasts for the duration of a person’s life. For a person with autism, the world around them is experienced in a different way, and they may find it more difficult to deal with interactions with others. This can be in the form of struggling with normal communication, but it can also mean that they find it hard to tell how other people are thinking and feeling. Read More
Originating in the brain, Parkinson’s Disease occurs when dopamine-producing cells within the brain stop working. As a result of dopamine no longer being produced, patients with Parkinson’s Disease begin experiencing a range of symptoms. Motor symptoms, such as muscle rigidity, tremors, and slowing of movement, are among the most common symptoms of Parkinson’s, but patients may also experience a wide range of other symptoms as well. Common non-motor symptoms caused by Parkinson’s include pain, depression, insomnia, memory problems, anxiety, and fatigue, as well as bladder and/or bowel problems. Read More
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a form of motor neuron disease that leads to the gradual degeneration of voluntary muscle movement. In the early stages of ALS, many of those affected have to deal with weakening of the muscles, difficulties with speaking and swallowing, and in many cases severe pain as a result. In the later stages, most patients cannot walk, talk, swallow or breathe unassisted. The figures for ALS - which is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease - are quite shocking.