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Slide 1: Cover Slide

Slide 2: Agenda

Slide 3: Michael J. Fox and Parkinson’s Disease

Slide 4: Parkinson’s Disease

Slide 5: Behaviors displayed following diagnosis

Slide 6: Deficits as a result of Parkinson’s Disease

Slide 7: Treatments that Michael J. Fox was seeking

Slide 8: Research implications

Slide 9: Understanding how the brain works

Slide 10: References

MICHAEL J. FOX AND PARKINSON’S DISEASE

Born in 1961

Was first known for his role in Family Ties

Diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease 1991

Announced in late 1999 that he had been battling Parkinson’s Disease
In May of 2000, Michael launched the
Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research

PARKINSON’S DISEASE
Fairly common agerelated and progressive disease of brain cells.
Affects movement
Loss of muscle control and balance
First symptoms include a tremor

BEHAVIORS DISPLAYED BY MICHAEL
FOLLOWING HIS DIAGNOSIS

DEFICITS AS A RESULT OF
PARKINSON’S DISEASE
Bilateral tremors
Difficulty sleeping and fatigue
Oily skin and dandruff
Speech change
Constipation
Mental changes
Swallowing problems

TREATMENTS THAT MICHAEL J. FOX
WAS SEEKING

Deep brain motivation

Thalamotomy

Stem cell study

Sinemet

Symmetrel

Eldepryl

RESEARCH IMPLICATIONS OF THE
CASE STUDY AND UNDERSTANDING
THE DISEASE

UNDERSTANDING HOW THE BRAIN
WORKS
Parkinson’s disease is usually slowly progressive over time (years). Theadvancement is assessed by the symptom severity and other
measures such as mental function, behavior, mood, motor functions, and the ability to complete daily activities (self-maintenance, independence) as measured by the Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale. These evaluations give physicians clues as how to best manage and treat the individual (Michael Andrew Fox, 2014).

REFERENCES
Betty, M. (n.d.). Parkinson’s Disease, Michael Fox, MS and the Aspartame Story. Retrieved from http://www.rense.com/general21/parkinsonFox.htm
Davis, C.P. (June 14, 2013). Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms, Stages, and Treatment. Retrieved from http://www.medicine.com/Parkinsons_disease_Picture_slideshow/articles Emma, B. (2009). It’s the gift that keeps on taking. Retrieved from http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/apr/11/michael-j-fox-parkinsons Mary, K. (2005). Michael J. Fox and Parkinson’s Disease. Retrieved from http://rarediseases.about.com/od/rarediseasesp/a/060700.htm

Mehmet, Dr. (2009). Michael J. Fox’s Personal Battle. Retrieved from http://www.oprah.com/entertainment/Michael-J-Foxs-Life-with-Parkinsons-Stem-Cells-Optimi sm-and-More/3
Michael Andrew Fox. (2014). The Biography. Retrieved from
http://www.biography.com/people/michael-j-fox-9542279
Michael J. Fox has Parkinson’s Disease. (2004). Retrieved from http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=7579 Michael J. Fox and Parkinson’s. (n.d.). Retrieved from
http://www.pwc.k12.nf.ca/projects/b2201/assignments/parkinsons/michael.html

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