My dad is affected by CADASIL. Declining faster now than he has in his 11 years with this cruel disease. I hope my children, my siblings children live to see the day we have a cure. The more awareness brought to this disease the better. CADASIL Awareness Logo
Motor neuron disease http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motor_neuron_disease The motor neuron diseases (MND) are a group of neurological disorders that selectively affect motor neurons, the cells that control voluntary muscle activity including speaking, walking, swallowing, and general movement of the body. They are generally progressive in nature, and cause increasingly debilitating disability and, eventually, death.
CADASIL INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS AND FAMILIES What does CADASIL stand for? CADASIL is the abbreviation for Cerebral Autosomal Dominant Arteriopathy with Subcortical Infarcts and Leucoencephalopathy. This complicated phrase summarises the main medical features - that it is an inherited condition leading to changes in blood vessels, which may result in strokes and other changes in the brain. What does "Autosomal Dominant" mean? This is a particular pattern of genetic inheritance.