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ALZHEIMERS DISEASE

Alzheimer's is a progressive disease of the brain now considered a leading cause of dementia among the elderly. First described by the German neuropathologist Alois Alzheimer in 1906. It effects an estimated 2.5 to 3 million people in the U.S. The average life expectancy of persons with the disease is between 5 and 10 tears although many survive 15 years or more due to the improvements in care and treatments.



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Alzheimer's Disease

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ATTENTION DEFICIT

Attention Deficit Disorder is defined as a disorder in individuals who have difficulty maintaining an attention span because of their limited ability to concentrate and who exhibit impulsive actions.

Resources on AD

Lycos Community Guide: Attention Deficit Diso...

AUTISM

Autism is a severely handicapping disorder which begins at birth or within the first 2 years of life. It affects about five children per 10,000. Most autistic children are perfectly normal in appearance, but spend their time engaged in puzzling and disturbing behaviors which are markedly different from those of normal children. They may stare into space for hours, throw uncontrollable tantrums, show no interest in people (including their parents) and pursue strange, repetitive activities with no apparent purpose. They have been described as living in a world of their own. Some autistic individuals are remarkably gifted in certain areas such as music or mathematics, as depicted in the film Rain Man. All need help.

What is Autism?

NEW UPDATE 7/14/00

Disability-Specific Web Sites

AUTISM RESOURCES

CEREBRAL PALSY

Cerebral palsy is a broad term for a wide range of physical disabilities caused by damage to the brain during its development, which can occur any time from conception to early childhood. Movement and posture are impaired, and the presence of other conditions such as intellectual disability, epilepsy, blindness or deafness depends on the area of the brain affected and the extent of the damage. http://home.global.co.za/~adutoit/cplinks.htm



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Kids' PT--Cerebral Palsy

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CYSTIC FIBROSIS

The lungs of people with Cystic Fibrosis become covered with a sticky mucus which is hard to remove and promotes infection by bacteria. Many people with CF require frequent hospitalizations and continuous use of antibiotics, enzyme supplements, and other medications. The life expectancy of people with Cystic Fibrosis used to be very short; 30 years ago the median life expectancy was about 8 years. Today, thanks to medical advances, the median life expectancy is just under 30 years and increasing

MSU Cystic Fibrosis Research Lab

Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. - Home Page

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