Alzheimer's & Dementia
Created:   7/21/2009
Contains:  194 items
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Weighty Matters: Obesity has been linked to neurologic problems such as migraine, dementia, and sleep apnea. Our experts review the evidence and offer advice for getting weight...

Colino, Stacey

Neurology Now . 12(1):36-45, February/March 2016.

Obesity has been linked to neurologic disorders such as migraine, dementia, and sleep apnea. Our experts review the evidence and offer advice for getting weight under control.

Still on the Line

Gora, Susannah

Neurology Now . 9(6):16-19, December/January 2013.

Country music star Glen Campbell is one of 5 million Americans with Alzheimer's disease (AD). In 2012 Campbell travelled across the world with his family for “The Goodbye Tour.” In a candid interview, his wife, Kim, says: “The diagnosis of AD makes you realize that you need to cherish each moment with your loved one while he's still present. That's what that tour was for us—cherishing Glen as a father, a husband, and a musical mentor.”

Picture the Brain: New brain-imaging techniques provide better ways to diagnose and treat neurologic conditions.

Valeo, Tom

Neurology Now . 9(5):28-30, October/November 2013.

Until the last couple of decades, neurologists could only observe the consequences of Alzheimer's disease (AD)—and then examine the brain at autopsy. Today, a variety of brain-imaging techniques are providing neurologists with vivid pictures of the brain at work. In turn, these images are opening up new ways to diagnose and treat AD and many other neurologic conditions.

The Brain Needs Blood: Vascular cognitive impairment, one of the most common forms of dementia, may be preventable.

Paturel, Amy

Neurology Now . 9(1):27-30, February-March 2013.

Often mistaken for Alzheimer's disease, vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) is one of the most common forms of cognitive impairment and dementia. The good news? VCI may be preventable. Learn how VCI is diagnosed and treated, what research is in the works, and how VCI might be prevented.

One Precious Gift: Families donate brains to answer their own questions—and those of science.

Talan, Jamie

Neurology Now . 8(5):24-27, October-november 2012.

Music professor and composer George Edwards was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia—until an autopsy revealed he had Alzheimer's disease. His family chose to donate his brain to science to help scientists better understand dementia. Here, other caregivers share their journeys with brain donation, and neurologists discuss why this gift is so priceless.

Speaking of Alzheimer's: CBS Broadcaster Jim Nantz's famous voice has never been clearer.

Farley, Todd

Neurology Now . 8(1):14-19, February-march 2012.

For over 25 years, Jim Nantz has been the voice of CBS Sports. After his dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in the 1990s, Nantz found something else to be vocal about. He wrote a best-selling book in memory of his late father in 2008 and then opened the Nantz National Alzheimer Center.

Get Well, Spend Less: How to save money on treatment costs through patient assistance programs.

Samson, Kurt

Neurology Now . 7(5):59-63, October/November 2011.

Along with the emotional and physical costs of being diagnosed with a neurologic disorder come the tangible costs of treatment. Read here to discover the many organizations, foundations, pharmaceutical companies, and social media sites that can help you save money while receiving top-notch health care.

Some Kind of Wonderful, Indeed: For actress Lea Thompson, Alzheimer's disease advocate is the role of a lifetime

Gora, Susannah

Neurology Now . 7(2):14-19, April/May 2011.

Actress Lea Thompson, of Back to the Future fame, has been playing a lesser-known role for many years: Alzheimer's disease advocate. Along with her family, she performs at fundraisers, talks to lobbyists, and raises awareness of the disease to anyone who will listen.

Come Together: Actors Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker on how Alzheimer's disease has made their family bond stronger.

Childers, Linda

Neurology Now . 6(6):16-19,23, November/December 2010.

Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker are one of Hollywood's most enduring couples. Known for their roles on L.A. Law, the two actors have been married for 36 years. Several years ago, they found themselves taking on a new role as caregivers to Eikenberry's mother, Lora, who has Alzheimer's disease. Here, they reflect on how the challenge has made their family bond stronger.

When the Nose Doesn't Know

SHAW, GINA

Neurology Now . 6(5):22-23,27-29, September/October 2010.

When the Nose Doesn't Know: Once smell and taste are lost, their importance in everyday life—from detecting spoiled food, to warning of a fire, to enjoying a meal—becomes obvious. Here, a neurologist who shares his patients' loss of smell and taste offers advice on how best to cope with this underappreciated problem.

Of Mice and Humans

Shaw, Gina

Neurology Now . 6(1):23-25, January/February 2010.

Animal research has been instrumental in developing treatments for multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, stroke, and other neurological disorders. But some animal rights organizations are pushing to have animals given the same legal standing as humans, which would effectively ban all animal research since animals cannot give “informed consent.”