Neurodegenerative diseases

In recent years, neurodegenerative diseases have become a serious global health problem.

It must be studied without waiting for different reasons (human-social and economic). We have the physical, mental and emotional impact of the patients who suffer from them and also very important for their families due to its serious negative effects on their life expectancy and quality of life and finally their social and professional development.

Thanks to the help patients have a full life.

With the help of family and professionals, we achieve that these patients who are not capable of taking care of themselves maintain the highest possible level of quality of life and with the greatest possible degree of independence, autonomy, participation, personal fulfillment and human dignity. .

Clearly life expectancy has doubled in the last 50 years, scientific advances along with improvements in nutrition, hygiene, access to drinking water and control of infectious diseases are the keys. Thanks to this we have seen how all these pathologies are increasing.

There are more than 100 types of neurodegenerative diseases, among which the following stand out:

  • Alzheimer’s
  • Parkinson’s
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuromuscular diseases
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

The most common symptoms are that they affect various activities that the body performs such as balance, movement, speaking, breathing and different functions of the heart (ataxias) or in cognitive functioning itself (dementia).

Depending on the degree, neurodegenerative diseases can be serious and can put the patient’s life in danger.

Most neurodegenerative diseases have no cure.

These appear when the body’s regeneration mechanisms do not work properly and damage the structure and function of organs, tissues and cells.

This means that patients who suffer from them gradually lose vital functions.

There are two types: congenital and hereditary.

Treatment and aids such as tools or devices to assist grip, walkers, among others, can help improve symptoms, relieve pain and increase mobility.

They affect women in a much more differential and significant way.

Many studies are currently being carried out


Many studies are currently being carried out at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Cardiovascular Accidents (NINDS) conducting and researching motor neuron disorders testing different medications or interventions that may be safe and effective in the progression of these.

Also on the other hand the Institute of Health (NIH) conducts clinical trials to study drugs that stimulate muscle development in Kennedy’s disease and on the other hand suppress endogenous retroviruses for ALS.

In addition to a large collaborative study that investigates genes and their activity, proteins and modifications between healthy patients and those with these pathologies.

“Although we make great progress in understanding the brain, this has not yet translated into specific therapies. Looking at the number of drugs that have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US or the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in neuroscience is depressing”.