• Disorders of the nervous system include blood flow problems such as stroke, infections such as meningitis, brain injuries, and degeneration of nervous tissue.
  • Alzheimer’s disease is an example of this type of disorder, as is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or ALS.
  • ALS is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
  • It leads to a gradual loss of higher brain functions.
  • In addition to ALS and Alzheimer's disease, other serious nervous system diseases.
  • include multiple sclerosis, Huntington’S disease, and Parkinson’'s.
  • These diseases rarely, if ever, occur in young people.
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