The mission of Ataxia Canada, founded in 1972, is to provide an association for people suffering from hereditary ataxias and those working with the disease, either as immediate caregivers or as health professionals and researchers; to advance research on ataxias in order to fight their causes and their effects. Read more…

 


 

Ataxia is a disorder affecting the coordination of voluntary movements, particularly walking, often associated with balance problems. While many types of ataxia exist, most of them are hereditary. Symptoms differ from case to case, as well as the age at which they appear, their causes and their progression.
Ataxia is generally caused by damage to the cerebellum, which is responsible for balance and motor coordination and is implicated in various cognitive functions, to the spinal cord, and to the nerves that connect the cerebellum
to the muscles. Read more…