Neurodegenerative diseases and movement disorders is an umbrella term that encompasses a variety of conditions that affect the neurons of the brain. Movement and mental functioning are affected by these disorders.
Neurodegenerative diseases result in the deterioration or death of nerve cells. There is currently no cure for these conditions.
Examples of conditions include but are not limited to: Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Prion disease, motor neuron diseases, Huntington's disease, Spinocerebellar ataxia, and Spinal muscular atrophy.