Cerebrovascular Accident (Stroke): Occurs when blood flow to a portion of the brain is halted. Causes or risk factors - Certain types of hereditary, blood vessels is clogged by plaque or clot, blood vessels bursts. Symptoms - Severe headaches, changes in hearing, taste, touch, and vision, change in alertness. Treatment - Hospitalization, blood clot = clot busting drugs, blood thinners.
Autism: Brain disorder that makes it difficult to communicate. Causes or risk factors - cause is not well understood, family history, hereditary. Symptoms - delay in learning to talk/non-communcative, repeated behavior, unusual attachment to object or routine. Treatment - uncurable, coping skills, removing behavior triggers.
Alzheimer's Disease: A form of dementia associated with age. Causes or risk factors - hereditary, family history, age: over 60. Symptoms - memory loss, confusion and disorientation, mood behavior changes. Treatment - uncurable, medication, specialized therapy.