damage the central causing rapid dysfunction. The most prevalent are , and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. These diseases are characterized by deprivation of neuronal cell function and deterioration of structure. occur primarily in mid- to late-life and the prevalence rate is expected to rise as the population ages. (By 2030, as many as 1 in 5 Americans will be over the age of 65.). Discourse on this topic will aid in Finding treatments and cures for neurodegenerative diseases.