Huntington Disease Information
Jill Ward on Huntington’s Disease, Ataxia Telangiectasia, Protandim
Jill Ward shares her family’s struggles with Huntington’s Disease and Ataxia Telangiectasia and how Protandim has given them hope. From a team training phone call with LifeVantage Leader, Trent Lindstrom on 21 Jan 2012. To read more about Jill’s story, visit her blog at: www.jillshope.com For more information about Protandim and LifeVantage, visit: www.scienceremedy.com
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-please suggest diseases that are relatively unknown…or unheard of i should say
-i dont want ebola, marbury, aids….no common diseases! please
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Answer by Haley
Find a copy of the book, “The Man who Mistook his
Wife for a Hat” by Oliver Sacks. This is a great book by one of the best clinical writers of the 20th century. One of my favorite chapters was “The Dog Beneath the Skin”. Read that chapter and then read the novel “Perfume: The Story of a Murderer” by Patrick Suskind. Scary….
“The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat” is a 1985 book by neurologist Oliver Sacks describing the case histories of some of his patients. The title of the book comes from the case study of a man with visual agnosia. .
The other essays in this book include:
“The Lost Mariner”, about Jimmie G., who has lost the ability to form new memories due to Korsakoff’s syndrome. He can remember nothing of his life since his demobilization at the end of WWII, including events that happened only a few minutes ago, and must struggle to form an identity. (The main character of the fictional film Memento has a similar condition, and obsesses with the identity of a certain “John G.” or “Jimmy G.”)
“The President’s Speech” – about a ward of aphasiacs and agnosiacs listening to a speech given by an unnamed actor-president, “the old Charmer”. Each group noticed flaws in the president’s content and presentation respectively, flaws which escaped the notice of ‘normal’ people.
“The Disembodied Lady” – a unique case of a woman losing her entire sense of proprioception (the sense of the position of parts of the body, relative to other neighbouring parts of the body).
“On The Level” – another case involving damaged proprioception. Dr. Sacks interviews a patient who has trouble walking upright and discovers that he has lost his innate sense of balance due to Parkinson’s-like symptoms that have damaged his inner ears; the patient, comparing his sense of balance to a carpenter’s spirit level, suggests the construction of a similar level inside a pair of glasses, which enables him to judge his balance by sight.
“The Twins” – about autistic savants. Dr. Sacks tries to connect with twin brothers by joining their game of finding very large prime numbers. He cheats and uses a book; neither of them can read or even do multiplication. They instantly count 111 dropped matches simultaneously noticing that 111 is three 37s. This event, with toothpicks in place of matches, and other of Dr. Sacks’s observations on autistic savants, were used in the film Rain Man, starring Dustin Hoffman.
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