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Is Charcot Foot the Same as Charcot Marie Tooth?
Although Charcot Foot, also called Charcotís arthropathy or neuroarthropathy, has some of the same symptoms as Charcot Marie Tooth, these two diseases have different causes. Careful diagnosis is required to receive the proper care for these two distinct diseases.
Balance, Darkness, and CMT
The sudden darkness in the movie theater caught me off guard, and, off balance, I could not walk. I found that I had to wait until my eyes adjusted to the dim light enough to aid my balance to begin walking again. Soon, however, I was headed up the steps and to my seat to enjoy the movie.
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating Book Review
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating, by Elisabeth Tova Bailey, recounts Ms. Bailey's observations of and relationship with a snail. A friend brought her the snail while she was incapacitated by a mysterious neuromuscular disease that left her unable to walk, sit, or care for herself.
Keeping a Gratitude Journal
Give keeping a gratitude journal a try! You might just find that keeping a gratitude journal becomes an important tool for maintaining and increasing your joy and happiness.
Managing Caregiving Stress
Caregiving stress should be taken seriously and, left untreated, can lead to caregiver burnout. While the demands of caregiving may lead to stress, recognizing and taking action to manage caregiving stress will benefit the well-being of both the caregiver and the care receiver.
What is Caregiving Stress?
Caregiving stress arises from the emotional and physical challenges of providing caregiving. While caregiving for family member can be rewarding, caregivers often experience stress. Long term caregiving stress can lead to caregiver burnout if unrecognized and untreated.
Quizzes About Neuromuscular Disease
Try the six quizzes related to the Neuromuscular Diseases site, including the newest, the Neuromuscular Disease and the Feet Quiz. Quizzes give you a chance to test your knowledge in important areas that affect those with neuromuscular disease. Plus, they are fun and you just might learn something
Worldwide Neuromuscular Disease Consortia
Across the world, individuals are affected by neuromuscular disease. Finding effective information, support, and services plays a key role in managing neuromuscular disease. Access a list of website addresses for international consortia that serve the neuromuscular disease community worldwide.
What is the 21st Century Cures Initiative?
21st Century Cures, a new initiative at the U.S. federal level, was formed to find ways to accelerate the discovery and delivery of medical treatments for disease.
MDAs Free Informational Resources
The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) offers a variety of free informational resources about neuromuscular disease. Updated regularly, these resources cover a wide variety of topics related to neuromuscular disease.
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