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  • He was diagnosed with parkinson's disease in 1991.He disclosed it to the cast of Spin City in 1998 then disclosed it to the public in 1999.
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Parkinson's Disease sample

  1. 1. Parkinson’s Disease <ul><li>by James Lau, 1E5 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Symptoms <ul><li>Parkinson’s Disease (PD) occurs because of a lack of a chemical (dopamine) in a part of the brain </li></ul><ul><li>Many scientists believe that this is a result of a combination of both genetic and environmental reasons </li></ul>
  3. 3. Symptoms <ul><li>Rigidity i.e. stiffness of arm, leg and neck </li></ul><ul><li>Fatigue </li></ul><ul><li>Uncontrollable trembling </li></ul><ul><li>Slow movement </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty standing up </li></ul>
  4. 4. Symptoms <ul><li>Small and cramped handwriting </li></ul><ul><li>Easily lose track of thoughts or words </li></ul><ul><li>Depression </li></ul><ul><li>Remains in the same position for a long period of time </li></ul>
  5. 5. Treatment <ul><li>Dopamine agonists can increase the ability to move & reduce trembling and stiffness of muscles </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise & Physical Therapy can help to maintain strength, mobility and independence </li></ul>
  6. 6. Inspiring Person <ul><li>Michael J Fox is an actor who was famous in the 1980s & 90s for movies like Mars Attacks !, The Frighteners and the Back to the Future trilogy. </li></ul><ul><li>He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 1998 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Inspiring Person <ul><li>Parkinson’s Disease made it difficult for Michael J Fox to continue his career as an actor </li></ul><ul><li>Very often, his stunt double had to hide his difficulties in movement </li></ul><ul><li>He has since gone into retirement from movies and occasionally appears on TV </li></ul>
  8. 8. Inspiring Person <ul><li>Michael J Fox is now a strong advocate of Parkinson Disease research </li></ul><ul><li>He created The Michael J Fox Foundation to help advance Parkinson’s Disease research through embryonic stem cell studies </li></ul>
  9. 9. Sources <ul><li>http://www.parkinsons.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://health.yahoo.com/nervous-treatment/parkinson-s-disease-treatment-overview/healthwise--hw93312.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_J._Fox </li></ul>
  10. 10. Video <ul><li>The following video is an interview with Michael J Fox on the difficulties he has with Parkinson’s Disease. It also shows his symptoms clearly </li></ul><ul><li>http ://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8lsjfjgAA8 </li></ul>

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