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Sites of Stroke and Clinical Manifestations... Basal Ganglia stroke = contralateral hemiparesis and hemisensory loss... Thalamic stroke = contralateral hemiparesis and hemisensory loss + UPGAZE PALSY + Eyes deviate TOWARDS the side of the hemiparesis... Basal ganglia and thalamic strokes present similarly except for those differences

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dystonia... It doesnt just affect Americans ... My daughter Chloe is 16, At 13 she had a series of Strokes. The damage left in her brain from the Strokes has caused her to have Hemi(one sided, in Chloes case the right side as it was her left Basal Ganglia affected in her brain)Dystonia... I am SO proud of her and the way she copes, I wish I could take it away for her ... xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Gait Training Parkinson's Disease Visual Cues. "Many of the motor symptoms that people living with Parkinson’s Disease experience can be primarily attributed to low levels of dopamine in the region of the brain called the Basal Ganglia. This region of the brain is responsible for unconscious rhythmic movement. The most common unconscious rhythmic activity performed by humans is walking, also referred to as gait."

Getting past double vision one day at the time: The basal ganglia and what it does for you. The basal ganglia comprise a group of structures that regulate initiation of movements, balance, eye movements and posture. They are strongly connected to other motor areas in the brain and link the thalamus with the motor cortex. The basal ganglia are also involved in cognitive and emotional behavior and play an important role in reward and reinforcement, addictive behaviors and habit formation.

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