Compare and Contrast Essay: Tay-Sachs, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Fragile X Syndrome

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Compare and Contrast Essay

Date: July 22nd, 2011
Course: Learning Strategies – Learning How to Learn
Name: Sherry Bridgemohan
Instructor: Terry Leverton

Table of Contents
Table of contents.................................................................................................................. Pg 2 Graphic Organizers...............................................................................................................Pg 3 Outline................................................................................................................................. Pg 4-5 Rough Copy........................................................................................................................ Pg 6-12 Good Copy......................................................................................................................... Pg 13-20 Good Copy: Introduction....................................................................................................Pg 13 Good Copy: Paragraph 1 – Symptoms............................................................................... Pg 13-15 Good Copy: Paragraph 2 – Treatments or Interventions.....................................................Pg 16-17 Good Copy: Paragraph 3 – Similarities and Differences....................................................Pg 18-19 Good Copy: Conclusion....................................................................................................Pg 19-20 Bibliography.........................................................................................................................Pg 21 Appendix A – Compare and Contrast Chart.......................................................................Pg 22-24

Tay Sachs
Treatment/InterventionSymptoms
Currently there is no treatment for Tay Sachs disease. However there are ways to make the patient comfortable. There are also support groups for families. The symptoms include: deafness, blindness, and decreased muscle tone, delayed mental skills, dementia, and irritability, loss of motor skills, paralysis, and seizures. Fragile X

Treatment/ interventionSymptoms
There is no treatment for Fragile X syndrome but there are ways to help children with Fragile X syndrome to feel comfortable and have a better chance at development. Behavior symptoms include: developmental delays, hand clapping, impulsiveness, avoids eye contact. Physical symptoms include: flat feet, flexible joints, large body size, long face, and soft skin. Alzheimer

Treatment/ InterventionSymptoms
As of right now there is no treatment for Alzheimer’s disease but scientists are making progress towards a cure. There are medications to help with the symptoms. The symptoms are: memory loss, challenges in problem solving, difficulty completing normal tasks, confusion, problems with speaking, and changes in mood. Parkinson’s

Treatment/ InterventionSymptoms
Parkinson disease does not have a cure but there are things that can be done to manage the condition such as medications and physical therapy. Tremors, rigidity movement, slowness of movement, instability, attention difficulties, memory loss, sleep problems, excessive sweating, and constipation and vision problems.

Outline
Thesis: Many neurodegenerative diseases are caused by genetic mutations. This essay will be discussing the similarities and differences between the diseases of Tay-Sachs, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Fragile X as well as their symptoms, treatments and intervention strategy’s.

Main Point A: The symptoms of Tay-Sachs, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Fragile X. A) Symptoms of Tay-Sachs.
B) Symptoms of Alzheimer’s.
C) Symptoms of Parkinson’s.
D) Symptoms of Fragile X.

Main Point B: The treatments or interventions for Tay-Sachs, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Fragile X. A) Treatments or interventions for Tay-Sachs.
B) Treatments or interventions for...
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