What is Parkinson’s Disease? Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder and forms part of the hypokinetic movement disorders (lack of movement). It is an Idiopathic (unknown cause), slowly progressive, degenerative Central Nervous System disorder. It most commonly occurs in individuals over the age of 50. The disease is associated with a reduction in dopamine […]
Following on last month’s article, we will continue focusing on the neurological aspect of things. Though in this article we will be looking into neurological injuries and more specifically at brain injuries.
Neurological conditions occur when there is damage to the neural pathways involved in sensory, cognitive, motor and autonomic control. Depending on where the damage occurs, movement, thought processing, communication and vision can be affected. Damage to these neural pathways can be the result of trauma, infection, degeneration, structural or genetic defects.