Unit 14

Using a table, list and explain the signs and symptoms related to the two disorders discussed in P1. (P2)

    * The face tends to drop on one side, the person is not able to smile properly or their eye may have sagged | Physical Stiffness of muscles, When examining people with Parkinson’s disease, doctors can feel two different types of rigidity:   * ‘lead-pipe rigidity’ – where there is a feeling of constant resistance in the affected muscles   * ‘cogwheel rigidity’ – where there is resistance in affected muscles followed by relaxation; as if you were rotating a cogwheel   * |
    * The stroke sufferer may black out in severe cases | Slowness of movement can pressure your legs following in a unique slow and dragging your feet kind of walk with very small steps. Occasionally, in more complex cases, a person can temporarily lose the ability to walk and their feet become stiff.Slowness of movement can also affect the face and voice leading to a loss of normal facial expressions. A person also blinks less than usual. |
    * The person may feel dizzy, complications with swallowing, sudden loss of vision |     * Depression; the stress of living with Parkinson’s disease   * the force that Parkinson’s disease can have on your relationship with people around you     * feeling low,   miserable, or useless, having little awareness or delight in things you used to enjoy in the past |
    * The person who has suffered a stroke may not be able to lift their arms because of arm weakness or lack of feeling | Anxiety; once treated with levodopa, it becomes less successful and they start to experience ‘off-episodes’ (a sudden return of their motor symptoms).The sudden return of symptoms can make people feel anxious, and in the most serious cases, trigger a panic attack. |
    * Speech problems may develop during the episode, it will sound as if their slurring their words but in worse scenarios the person not be able to talk at all even though...