October/November 2017 - Volume 13 - Issue 5
pp: 6-56

From the Editor


The Waiting Room

Juggling on the Hill: Stacy Barton is chief of staff to a congressman. She also has multiple sclerosis and a daughter who is autistic. She says doing right by Chabot's...

Kritz, Fran

Neurology Now. 13(5):8-9, October/November 2017.

This Way In: A congressman's chief of staff explains how her highpowered job affects her ability to manage multiple sclerosis.

Transitions: Moving from pediatric care to adult care can be tricky. Here are eight questions to ask your doctor to facilitate the process.

Kritz, Fran

Neurology Now. 13(5):10-11, October/November 2017.

Ask Your Doctor: Your doctor can help ease the transition from pediatric to adult care.

For the Caregiver

Backup Plans: Sometimes family caregivers die before their patients. Here's how to prepare for the worst-case scenario.

Pompilio, Natalie

Neurology Now. 13(5):20-23, October/November 2017.

Sometimes family caregivers die before their patients. Learn how to prepare for the worst-case scenario.

Clinical Trial Watch

Stimulating the Brain: Researchers are studying the use of deep brain stimulation to treat Alzheimer's disease, stroke, and depression, among other disorders. Here's a look at the ...

Shaw, Gina

Neurology Now. 13(5):42-45, October/November 2017.

Researchers are testing deep brain stimulation for disorders other than tremor and Parkinson's disease.

Ask the Experts

Eye on Therapy

Epilepsy Evolution: As researchers focus on finding the causes of epilepsy, they are uncovering clues that point to better treatments to control or prevent seizures.

Bronson, Barbara; Bolster, Mary

Neurology Now. 13(5):50-53, October/November 2017.

Researchers hope that finding the causes of epilepsy will lead to better control or prevention of seizures.

Pictures of You

MS Manual: A diagnosis of multiple sclerosis sent Vincent Spoto, 58, into a brief tailspin. Then he rallied and wrote a book to help others stay positive.

Bolster, Mary

Neurology Now. 13(5):54, October/November 2017.

Writing a book about his journey with multiple sclerosis helps Vincent Spoto stay positive.

Speak Up

Letting Go: After managing her son's epilepsy for 12 years, the author finds it hard to give him his independence.

Cornell, Amy L.

Neurology Now. 13(5):56, October/November 2017.

After managing her son's epilepsy for so many years, one mother finds it hard to let go.

B. Smith and Dan Gasby

Unforgettable: B. Smith was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease three years ago. Since then, she and her husband, Dan Gasby, have educated others about how the...

Ellin, Abby

Neurology Now. 13(5):24-27, October/November 2017.

B. Smith was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease at age 62. Since then, she and her husband have educated others about the impact the disease has on women and minorities.

Patient Registries

Boxing and Parkinson's

Parkinson's on the ROPES: Exercise programs incorporating boxing skills may help manage symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Here's how they work.

Laliberte, Richard

Neurology Now. 13(5):38-41, October/November 2017.

Exercise programs that incorporate boxing skills may help alleviate symptoms of Parkinson's disease.