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What is Ataxia?

The word "ataxia", comes from the Greek word, " a taxis" meaning "without order or incoordination". The word ataxia means without coordination. People with ataxia have problems with coordination because parts of the nervous system that control movement and balance are affected. Ataxia may affect the fingers, hands, arms, legs, body, speech, and eye movements. Ataxia is often used to describe a symptom of incoordination which can be associated with infections, injuries, other diseases, or degenerative changes in the central nervous system.

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UK Newspaper Article > Taryn Cotton Riding for the Disabled Association with Ataxia

Started by Alan Thomas in General yesterday. 0 Replies

Kirkcudbright woman is saddling up to battle rare disorder and promote local disabled riding schoolTaryn Cotton believes her time with the Riding for the Disabled Association Machars which meets at Barstobrick Equestrian Centre every Wednesday.Read…Continue

Tags: Disabled, the, Association, with, Ataxia

Genetic Alliance UK's monthly update

Started by Alan Thomas in General yesterday. 0 Replies

News from Genetic Alliance UK We’re looking for people to review our information!One of the aims of our team is to improve the lives of those affected by genetic conditions by ensuring that high quality information is available to all who need them.…Continue

Tags: update, monthly, UK's, Alliance, Genetic

The Findacure Blog >>> How to sustainably develop your charity

Started by Alan Thomas in General on Friday. 0 Replies

The Findacure Blog >>> How to sustainably develop your charityIn the rare disease field, patient groups play a crucial role in supporting patients and motivating research into their overlooked conditions. However, research from …Continue

Tags: sustainably, develop, your, charity, to

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Ataxians in Australia/NZ

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The Findacure Blog >>> How to sustainably develop your charity

The Findacure Blog >>> How to sustainably develop your charityIn the rare disease field, patient groups play a crucial role in supporting patients and motivating research into their overlooked conditions. However, research from …See More
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Top tips when your patient is #undiagnosed

It’s hard to know how to help sometimes when a child in your care doesn’t have a known diagnosis. This video is designed to show you just how much of an posi...
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