August/September 2017 - Volume 13 - Issue 4
pp: 6-40

From the Editor


Find Your Silver Lining: After a diagnosis of a neurologic disease, some people discover talents they never knew they had.

Neurology Now. 13(4):6, August/September 2017.

After a diagnosis of a neurologic disease, some people discover talents they never knew they had. What's your silver lining?

Letters


The Waiting Room


Snowball's Chance: Melissa Robillard wrote a children's book that teaches kids about her rare disease and how to overcome obstacles.

Wynn, Paul

Neurology Now. 13(4):10-11, August/September 2017.

Readers Like Me: A diagnosis of leukodystrophy inspired Melissa Robillard to write a children's

For the Caregiver


Care Costs: Caring for someone with a progressive neurologic disease can be financially challenging. These expert tips can help protect you and your loved one.

Kunkle, Fredrick

Neurology Now. 13(4):12-15, August/September 2017.

Caring for someone with a progressive neurologic disease can strain finances. Protect yourself with these expert tips.

Ask the Experts


Eye on Therapy


Managing Myasthenia Gravis: This once grim disease is now fully treatable—and patients may even experience a complete resolution of some, if not all, symptoms.

Howard, Beth

Neurology Now. 13(4):32-35, August/September 2017.

Various treatment options allow patients with myasthenia gravis the opportunity to live a normal life.

Pictures of You


Keeping His Cool: Drew Bourrut, 72, takes care of his wife, Nora, who has Parkinson's disease–related dementia. It can be demanding, but Drew says he's up to the task.

Bolster, Mary

Neurology Now. 13(4):36, August/September 2017.

Drew Bourrut shares how he copes with caring for his wife who has Parkinson's disease–related psychosis and dementia.

Resource Central


Speak Up


Living Large: After surviving a leaking brain aneurysm, the author recommits to living a full life—risks and all.

Price, Lili

Neurology Now. 13(4):40, August/September 2017.

After surviving a brain aneurysm, the author recommits to living a full life—risks and all.


Christopher Jackson and Veronica Vazquez-Jackson


The Story of CJ: Christopher Jackson and Veronica Vazquez-Jackson aren't content to be just great parents to their autistic son—they're also using their celebrity to show other...

Firpo-Cappiello, Robert

Neurology Now. 13(4):16-21, August/September 2017.

Christopher Jackson and Veronica Vazquez-Jackson aren't content to be just great parents to their autistic son—they're also using their celebrity to show other parents the way.

Artists with Neurologic Disorders