Neurodegenerative disease is one of the fastest growing conditions in the older population within the United States.
Neurodegeneration can affect any neural tissue within the brain or spinal cord resulting in alterations of our body’s internal activities, such as balance, movement, talking, breathing, digestion and/or other autonomic function. These conditions are commonly seen as incurable, yet, many can experience a reduction in their symptomatology, a slowing of their progression or improved function with appropriate neurorehabilitative care.
The most common neurodegenerative diseases are Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
5.8 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease
1 million from Parkinson’s
400,000 from multiple sclerosis (MS)
30,000 from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease)
30,000 from Huntington’s disease.
These rates are expected to rise drastically, with predictions showing 1 in 5 Americans will suffer from one of these conditions. These conditions may benefit from changes in our daily activities, environment, and lifestyles.
Dr. Manuel Soto-Garcia has experience treating and aiding recovery in patients suffering with Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson' s, and stroke-induced secondary neurodegeneration (SND).