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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.


handwriting solution?

Started by Jan in General. Last reply by Lori Rich 1 hour ago. 10 Replies

So I have problems with handwriting, fill in a form, label post envelope...I thing that a solution may be a gadget which look like a stamp but has small keyboard on itself and small display. You write a word, on it press a button and you could stamp…Continue

Hidden Disability

Started by Bruce in General 22 hours ago. 0 Replies

I have recently come across a Facebook group called "Hidden Disability."  I think that the business cards that they suggest could be very useful.Continue

BioBlast Pharma Announces Positive in vivo Preclinical Proof-of-Concept Results of Its Cabaletta Platform in Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 3 (SCA3)

Started by Alan Thomas in General yesterday. 0 Replies

TEL AVIV, Israel, March 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BioBlast Pharma Ltd. (Nasdaq:ORPN), a clinical-stage, orphan disease-focused biotechnology company announced today…Continue

Tags: Platform, Cabaletta, Its, Spinocerebellar, Ataxia

Researchers find new link between neurodegenerative diseases and abnormal immune responses

Started by Alan Thomas in General yesterday. 0 Replies

Researchers find new link between neurodegenerative diseases and abnormal immune responsesMar 30, ImmunologyResearchers from McMaster University and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York have discovered that a protein associated with…Continue

Tags: and, abnormal, immune, response, diseases

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"Good idea, Jan!  I've tried to think of something that would work for us.  You need to make a prototype, patent it, and make your $millions!"
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ataxians in Spanish speaking countries

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Lesleytailford replied to Jan's discussion handwriting solution?
"My partner is the same he was recently diagnosed with progressive cerebella ataxia but every thing is going speech walking it is hard"
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"Welcome, DW, to this supportive community. Feel free to open a discussion to introduce yourself or ask questions. Best wishes!"
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ataxians in Spanish speaking countries

Posted by imlatina on April 1, 2015 at 3:50pm 0 Comments

Any 'ataxians' from South America or from the Caribbean?


Posted by imlatina on March 30, 2015 at 3:58pm 4 Comments

i'm new here.  does anybody know how fast ataxia symtoms increase?  i was just diagnosed last month. thanks.


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