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Movement disorders

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Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy | Cerebral Palsy Alliance

People with dyskinetic forms of cerebral palsy have variable movement that is involuntary (outside of their control). These involuntary movements are especially noticeable when a person attempts to move. Dyskinetic...

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Ataxic Cerebral Palsy | Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Ataxia is the least common form of cerebral palsy. Ataxia means 'withoutorder' or 'incoordination'. Ataxic movements are characterised by clumsiness, imprecision, or instability. Movements are not smooth and may appear...

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Brain Foundation | Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Cerebral Palsy Read more at Virtual Medical Centre Description Cerebral palsy is the name given to a large group of motor (body movement) disorders that begin early in life and result from brain injuries that are non-progressive (do not worsen over time)

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Brain Foundation | Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Description Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is a disorder characterized by symptoms similar to Parkinson's disease (including unsteady gait, stiff movements, and mild dementia)

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Spasmodic Dysphonia (Laryngeal Dystonia) | myVMC

Spasmodic dysphonia, also called laryngeal dystonia, is a rare movement disorder that causes the vocal cords to involuntarily spasm. It affects speech.

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Ageing and Sleep

Important things about aging and sleep. Sleep is important to health and well-being. Sleep health is vital to good health. A lack of sleep affects mood, concentration, memory, weight, driving skills and quality of life. Medical sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnoea (apnea), insomnia, snoring, restless legs syndrome and narcolepsy contribute to high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. Poor sleep is a mojor cause of lost productivity and accidents in the workplace, road and at home. Sleep is one of the pillars of good health.

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Events Which Are Not Seizures | Epilepsy Action Australia

A number of common events, such as fainting and migraines, can be confused with seizures. Find out more about events which might seem like seizures.

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REM Sleep Behaviour Disorder

The Sleep Health Foundation is a non-profit organisation and Australian public advocate for sleep health and aims to improve people’s lives through better sleep.

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Brain Foundation | Friedreichs Ataxia

Friedreichs Ataxia Friedreichs Ataxia Read more at Virtual Medical Centre

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Vestibular Disorders - Whirled Foundation

Support for chronic imbalance sufferers

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