Can cerebral palsy get worse as you get older?

Cerebral palsy is an umbrella term that describes brain damage caused by lack of oxygen before during or after birth, Typically cerebral palsy is officially diagnosed between the ages of 3 to five years. Based on what i have read medically they hold off on diagnosis because some kids are simply delayed in their milestones.

late diagnosis of cerebral palsy

i don’t think it’s possible to receive late diagnosis of cerebral palsy as it is caused by brain damage before during or after birth and based what i have read about cerebral palsy, i am not totally clear on this but i suspect after you reach the age where one is typically diagnosed in childhood it would simply be labelled as something else? If anyone knows the answer to that please enlighten me.

can cerebral palsy get worse as you get older

cerebral palsy itself does not get worse but things related to it can. Because as i understand it, brain damage is a stable condition, It is what it is and does not change once you have it. At least in terms of being caused by cerebral palsy it does not get worse.

The key markers that make up the signs of cerebral palsy can change over time in my case spasticity changes with the season. In other words when its cold my muscles sort of shut down and forget how to function and are generally uncomfortable.

symptoms of cerebral palsy in adults

Honestly, symptoms as an adult don’t generally change from when you were a kid. I mean to paint a realistic picture your mobility needs may change with age but what older adult doesn’t see their needs evolve with age

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Laura Forde founded her blog through my eyes: my life with cerebral palsy in December 2009 out of a great need she had, realizing that there was a vast gap in firsthand accounts of what life was like living with Cerebral Palsy: she knew then that the only way to see this reflected online was to create the change herself and thus this blog was born Laura was born four months premature, weighing a mere one pound three ounces and given ten percent odds for survival. She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of three. After graduating from college, she continued writing and doing what she loves to do most; speaking to groups about her life experiences and sharing what she has learned from her journey. Her blog lifeofthedifferentlyabled was created after discovering that the online community lacked the voice of people in her situation. In its first year, the site saw over 20,000 hits from all over the world. Her readers are from all walks of life; some with disabilities, parents of children, professionals, and others who seek to gain a better understanding of the world of the differently abled. You can follow her on Twitter or Facebook
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2 Responses to Can cerebral palsy get worse as you get older?

  1. Shane Warren says:

    I have Cerebral Palsy and had many of the same questions.

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