Ataxia is the name given to a group of neurological disorders that affect balance, coordination, and speech.
How Fresenius Kabi can help an individual with swallowing difficulties is by focusing on the therapy of chronically and critically ill patients, both in hospitals and at home settings.
Here are some useful links which vary from providing information specific to symptoms of Tay-Sachs to other charity websites.
Ataxia Awareness Day is held on the 25th September every year with an aim to promote the awareness of what ataxia is.
Dysphagia refers to the symptom of having difficulty in swallowing and is very common in Tay-Sachs suffers. Parents are usually told that their child will/has problems with their swallowing although they are rarely told why this symptom occurs. We hope the points below provide an easy to follow explanation. Overview An explanation of dysphagia is…
Hypotonia, or low tone as it is commonly referred to by physiotherapists is a common symptom of Tay-Sachs. Parents are regularly told that their child has this “tone” problem – but the usual explanation is simply that the child has low tone. We have put together an explanation which may be more informative than normal!…
A list of common frequently asked questions in Tay-Sachs with brief and more detailed descriptions.
An overview of what is a lysosomal storage disease (LSD) in relation to Tay-Sachs with medical and easier to understand explanations.
One of the signs of Tay-Sachs is the presence of a cherry-red spot. When this is found, you will probably be told in technical terms that it occurs in the eye and that it is a sign of a lipid storage disease. However, people are rarely actually told what a cherry-red spot is in language…