Corticobasal ganglionic degeneration

Corticobasal Ganglionic Degeneration is a rare, progressive disease caused by the atrophy and progressive loss of nerve cells in the cerebral cortex and the basal ganglia, the areas of the brain associated with functions such as memory, attention, language, and voluntary muscle control. Because its symptoms are similar to other disorders, and it is classified as a Parkinsonism Plus Syndrome, it is difficult to diagnose. Onset is usually around the age of 60 years, and typically progresses slowly over a period of six to eight years.

Currently, there is no available treatment for Corticobasal Ganglionic Degeneration, however, physical, occupational, and speech therapy can be helpful.

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