As we age, our body undergoes many changes which are potential signs that indicate we are getting old. Though some changes are visible but others are invisible to us. The aging process cause changes in our brain as well as central nervous system. This is one of the reasons that neurological problems more likely occur in old age. Some of the common neurological disorders that affect elderly are Stroke, Neuropathy, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. If you feel you are suffering from any of the neurological issue, the first step is being assessed by a neurologist.
During your appointment, your physician will ask a series of questions to know about your conditional and conduct some neurological tests. Nowadays, the disorders of brain and nervous system can be successfully treated as there is much advancement in medical technology.
Some of the common neurological disorders you are likely to encounter are:
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease is a progressive disease that affects motor neurons and causes deterioration of the body’s muscle function.
A dangerous, life-threatening medical condition in which poor supply of blood flow to the brain results in cell death. Symptoms include trouble walking, speech difficulty, paralysis or numbness of the face, arm or leg.