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Important Topics

1. Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease is a brain condition that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms typically develop slowly and grow worse as time passes, becoming severe enough to interfere with ADL's (Activities of Daily Living). Alzheimer's causes changes in the brain long before there are obvious changes in a person's memory, thinking, language use or behavior. Stages and changes experienced depend on the level of severity: Mild, Moderate or Severe. Click the links below to learn more about the disease.

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2. Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's Disease is a chronic disease of the brain that gets worse over time. After its onset, the brain cells in control of body movement begin dying. This naturally effects how a person moves, interprets the world and behaves. It also causes changes to certain body functions. To date, there is no cure for Parkinson's Disease. However, with treatment, the human body may become stronger and provide increased motor functioning.

The cause for Parkinson's Disease is still unknown. Some professionals believe low levels of dopamine are the culprit; the chemical dopamine helps the brain control movement, thoughts, and feelings. A genetic defect could also be a probable cause. Parkinson's Disease may also emerge after the human brain has experienced trauma, infection, or drugs. Click the links below to learn more about the disease.

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3. Stroke

A stroke results when a blood clot blocks a blood vessel, interrupting blood flow to a part of the brain.  When this occurs, brain cells begin to die, followed by brain damage. As brain cells expire during a stroke, body functions controlled by that part of the brain are lost.  These functions include speech, movement and memory.  How much damage is experienced is dependent on what area of the brain is affected. Click the links below to learn more about a stroke.

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4. Cancer

Cancer has been described as a disease whereby an abnormal cell divides without control and is able to invade other tissue. Cancerous cells can spread to different parts of the body by means of the blood supply or lymph system. There are over 100 types of cancer, name predominantly by the organ or cell type they start with.

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5. Diabetes

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder. The majority of the food humans consume is broken down into glucose. Glucose is a form of sugar in the blood stream and the main source of fuel for the body.

After food consumption, the pancreas produces the proper insulin levels to aid in the transportation of glucose into the cells. With Diabetes, the pancreas is inhibited from producing enough insulin, none at all, or the body simply does not use the insulin produced correctly.

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