Neurodegenerative diseases are progressive disorders that result in chronic, incurable, debilitating conditions that lead to damage or death of nerve cells. The consequences of these pathologies can result in motor, sensory, and/or cognitive dysfunction and eventually death.
This program is the first of two parts on neurodegenerative diseases, and describes the characteristics, risk factors, and symptoms of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Huntington’s disease.
After completing this course, the learner should be able to describe risk factors and symptoms of:
- Chronic traumatic encephalopathy
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Huntington’s disease