Articles by Mary Bolster

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.

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.

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.

Must-Have ALS Resource: A new book written by an ALS specialist and a lawyer whose mother had the disease offers practical and compassionate advice.

Bolster, Mary

Neurology Now. 13(3):9, June/July 2017.

Resources: A new book about living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a must-read for people with the disease and their caregivers.

Talking Points: After a diagnosis of spasmodic dysphonia, Peg Van Horn, 87, remains positive and still loves to chat.

Bolster, Mary

Neurology Now. 13(3):51, June/July 2017.

After a diagnosis of spasmodic dysphonia, Peg Van Horn remains positive and still loves to talk.

Attitude Counts: David Loughran, 19, learned early on that feeling sorry for himself about having Duchenne muscular dystrophy wouldn't win him any friends.

Bolster, Mary

Neurology Now. 13(2):37, April/May 2017.

David Loughran, 19, learned early on that feeling sorry for himself about having muscular dystrophy wouldn't win him any friends.

Exercise Is King: A former skier, golfer, and tennis player, 83-year-old Henry King remains active in different ways after a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease.

Bolster, Mary

Neurology Now. 13(1):54, February/March 2017.

An avid athlete, Henry King remains active in different ways after a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease.

La Voz: Cuidar de su hermano menor, quien no habla y padece daño cerebral, motiva a Elizabeth Espinosa a hablar en su nombre y en el de otras personas con necesidades especiales.

Farley, Todd; Bolster, Mary

Neurology Now. 13(2S):6-9, April/May 2017.

Cuidar de su hermano menor, Christian, quien no habla y padece daño cerebral, ha motivado a la presentadora de radio y TV Elizabeth Espinosa a hablar en su nombre y el de otras personas con necesidades especiales.

Relief At Last: For years, untreated migraines threatened actress Bellamy Young's career and well-being. She hopes that by sharing her story she can spare others a similar fate.

Bolster, Mary; Roberts-Grey, Gina

Neurology Now. 12(6):32-35, December/January 2016.

For many years, untreated migraines threatened actress Bellamy Young's career and well-being. She hopes that by sharing her story she can spare others a similar fate.

Lean On Me: Support from one another helped Kim and Wayne Simington through her acoustic neuroma and his traumatic brain injury.

Bolster, Mary

Neurology Now. 12(6):61, December/January 2016.

Wayne and Kim Simington supported each other through his traumatic brain injury and her acoustic neuroma.

Shining A Light: Actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley wants to help other families dealing with primary progressive aphasia avoid the mistakes she and her family made in caring for...

Bolster, Mary; Roberts-Grey, Gina

Neurology Now. 12(5):24-27, October/November 2016.

Actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley wants to help other families dealing with primary progressive aphasia avoid the mistakes her family made in caring for her mother

Coming Out: Artist Paula Hayes, 57, hopes speaking publicly about her epilepsy will help lessen the stigma around the disease.

Bolster, Mary

Neurology Now. 12(5):38, October/November 2016.

Artist Paula Hayes, 57, says being open about her epilepsy is more important than ever.

Sunna's Story: A powerful documentary charts the anguish—and hope—of families with children who have a rare neurologic disease.

Bolster, Mary

Neurology Now. 12(4):7, August/September 2016.

Neuro Film Festival: A powerful documentary about alternating hemiplegia of childhood wins the Grand Prize at the American Academy of Neurology's 2016 Neuro Film Festival.

Saving Grace: For Kathleen Gingerelli, 48, a diagnosis of Friedreich's ataxia finally explained her lifelong clumsiness.

Bolster, Mary

Neurology Now. 12(4):38, August/September 2016.

For Kathleen Gingerelli, 48, a diagnosis of Friedreich's ataxia finally explained her lifelong clumsiness.

A Caregiver's Creed: Lois Kipnis, 72, says having multiple sclerosis helps her take better care of her 97-year-old mother.

Bolster, Mary

Neurology Now. 12(3):39, June/July 2016.

Lois Kipnis, 72, says multiple sclerosis makes her a better caregiver for her mother, who has dementia.

The Voice: Caring for her younger brother, who is non-verbal and has a brain injury, fuels Elizabeth Espinosa's passion to speak for him and others with special needs.

Farley, Todd; Bolster, Mary

Neurology Now. 11(5):40-43, October/November 2015.

Caring for her younger brother Christian, who is non-verbal and has a brain injury, fuels TV and radio host Elizabeth Espinosa's passion to speak for him and others with special needs.