28th May 2024

Reply To: “Brain storms” by Jon Palfreman (Year 2)

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As Dr Sayer said, patients in “Awakenings” seemed to be suffering from Parkindon-like symptoms but much stronger. For example people with Parkinson’s disease have trouble with movements that should be partialy automatic like walking but the post-encephalitic patients couldn’t move at all without “borrowing somebody’s will”. And of course in both cases L-Dopa could be used to help them at least for some time. Both groups experienced it’s side effects too. Also, people suffring from P.D. can often live for many years and function in society but the post-encephalitic patients couldn’t do anything without somebody else’s help so they were in a worse situation in my opinion.