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What brain diseases are linked to nerve degeneration?

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  • Parkinson's disease causes problems with movement and coordination.
  • Huntington's disease is an inherited nerve disorder that leads to dementia and difficulty controlling movements.
  • Pick's disease (frontotemporal dementia) results in personality changes, inappropriate behavior, difficulty with speech, and loss of memory and intellectual ability.
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig's disease, rapidly destroy nerves that control muscles but doesn't affect your thinking.
  • Dementia, a decline in cognitive function, could be from nerves in the brain failing as well as alcohol abuse and strokes.
  • Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, includes a buildup of abnormal tissue in brain areas often called tangles and plaques.

From: Brain Diseases WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 10/21/2018

SOURCES: Goetz, C., 3rd Edition Saunders, 2007. Goldman, L. Saunders Elsevier, 2008.

Textbook of Clinical Neurology, , Cecil Medicine,

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

SOURCES: Goetz, C., 3rd Edition Saunders, 2007. Goldman, L. Saunders Elsevier, 2008.

Textbook of Clinical Neurology, , Cecil Medicine,

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

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