As a Neurologist, it is very important to me that my patients understand what it is, and what they can do to prevent this potentially disastrous event from happening. A stroke is a “brain attack”, also known as a cerebrovascular accident that happens when a portion of the brain is blocked from receiving blood & oxygen. This can happen due to a clogged artery or a bleed in the brain.
Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disorder that progresses over time. This disease targets the area of the brain related to the production of dopamine; the chemical messengers that influence movement, behavior, and memory. When particular cells in the brain stop producing dopamine, this can affect balance, movement, speech, and concentration in a negative way.