Corticobasal Degeneration and Getting Social Security Disability
Does corticobasal degeneration qualify a person for Social Security Disability? You are probably asking this question because your loved one has this disease, and it and/or complications resulting from the disease are why your loved one is disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance.
The brain is the most amazing and complex organ in the body. It is the place where a persons mind and human personality reside. Precious memories of the past and hopes and plans for the future are in the brain. The brain controls purpose, passion, motion and emotion. It orchestrates and controls consciousness and the body.
Corticobasal degeneration (CBD) is a rare neurodegenerative disease. Neurodegenerative diseases are diseases in which there is a progressive loss of function or structure of neurons, which includes the death of neurons. Neurons are nerve cells that transmit nerve impulses.
Corticobasal degeneration is a progressive disease. This means that there is a progressive loss of nerve cells. The disease is also evidenced by atrophy of several areas of the brain, which includes the basal ganglia and cerebral cortex.
The progress of corticobasal degeneration is usually slow. The signs and symptoms of the disease are usually brought about by the combined loss of brain tissue in all of the affected areas of the brain.
The cortex or outer layer of the brain is severely affected by corticobasal degeneration. This is particularly true in regard to the fronto-parietal regions of the brain, which are situated near the center-top of the head. Deeper regions of the brain are also affected by the disease, which includes the basal ganglia.
The beginning signs and symptoms of corticobasal degeneration are usually unilateral (one-sided). However, as the disease progresses, signs and symptoms start to be bilateral (both sides). Signs and symptoms include:Difficulty with comprehensionDifficulty with balanceDysphagia (difficulty swallowing)Loss of intellectual abilityLoss of movement controlHesitant and halting speechPoor coordinationSlow, shaky or clumsy movementsVisual-spatial impairmentStiffness or rigidityMemory loss.
The cause of corticobasal degeneration is not known. At the present time, there are no known risk factors for the disease or strong evidence that it is inherited.
Again, you may have a loved one with corticobasal degeneration. This disease and/or complications that have resulted from it may be the reason why your loved one is disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance.
You may have applied for that financial assistance from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security Disability on behalf of your loved one. Was your loved one turned down.
If you plan on reapplying or appealing your loved ones denial, keep this important fact in mind. People who are represented by a disability attorney like the one at disabilitycasereview.com, are approved more often than people who are not represented by a disability attorney.
The right thing to do is to contact the disability attorney at disabilitycasereview.com, and have your loved ones case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you.
Please do not delay. It is far too important for your loved one.
Article written by James Shugart
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