July/August 2008 - Volume 4 - Issue 4 - Contributor Index

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Benson, Neil
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Childers, Linda

Compassionate Minds

Childers, Linda

Neurology Now . 4(4):14-16, July/August 2008.

On the CBs drama Criminal Minds, shemar Moore plays the role of FBI special agent Derek Morgan, part of an elite team of profilers who analyze the country's most twisted criminal minds and anticipate their next moves before they strike again. In real life, Moore is committed to eradicating a different kind of villain: multiple sclerosis, a chronic and potentially debilitating neurological disease that affects over 400,000 Americans, including his mother, Marilyn Wilson-Moore.

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Cooper, Andrea

Am I Nothing but What I Remember?

Cooper, Andrea

Neurology Now . 4(4):24-27, July/August 2008.

At 21, Denise Reagor assumed that she knew who she was. sure, there were discoveries to be made, but she figured her personality was pretty much formed. Most of us make the same assumption, and most of us are wrong. If you've ever wondered what it's like to rebuild your life from scratch, read the story of Reagor's amnesia.

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Edens, Marsha
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Kerr, Douglas
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Larson, Rod
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MacReady, Norra
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Reardon, Joanne
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Ross, Phyllis
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Sinclair, Jan
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Smolinsky, Mike
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Talan, Jamie
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Thompson, Gail
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Valeo, Tom

Driving advice for people with epilepsy, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's, and their families.

Wilner, Andrew

Neurology Now . 4(4):17,18,23, July/August 2008.

Many people with neurological conditions—such as epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, and Alzheimer's disease face driving challenges. However, regular driving assessments, treatment of those conditions, and access to alternative modes of transportation can help ensure that people retain their independence without endangering themselves or others.