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National Epilepsy Awareness Month

About 2.2 million Americans have epilepsy, according to the Epilepsy Foundation. This neurologic disorder involves abnormal electrical discharges in the brain that cause seizures. In honor of National Epilepsy Awareness Month, we invite readers to educate themselves about the disease by reading The Basics. For other articles about epilepsy, visit our archives.

National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Do you know someone who’s caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease? This month, make a special effort to reach out to that caregiver and the person with Alzheimer’s. For ideas for offering support or a helping or healing hand, read Help for the Caring. To learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, read The Basics. For other stories about Alzheimer’s, visit our archives.

Eat to Beat Seizures

Research shows that the high-fat ketogenic diet may help control hard-to-treat seizures in children and adults. Learn more about the diet here.

I’m Still HerePortraits of People with Early-Stage Alzheimer’s

George Rapoport and Mary Carver describe what it’s like to be in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, struggling with uncertainty and isolation—and how support groups can help. Read the full story here.

How Alzheimer’s Changed One Woman’s Mother

Corinna Fales reflects on the ways—good and bad—that Alzheimer’s disease has changed her mother. Read her essay here. For more personal essays, visit our archives.


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American Academy of Neurology website

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National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

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The Basics

Neurology Now Basics provide key information on individual neurologic conditions, including what causes each condition, how common it is, how it is diagnosed and treated, and what research is being conducted.

Orly Avitzur, MD, MBA, FAAN
New York Medical College

ISSN: 1553-3271

Online ISSN: 1553-328X

Frequency: 6 issues a year

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Latest Entry: 11/19/2015 New Studies to Look at Link Between Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease

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Enjoy essays and poetry by people living with neurologic disorders and their caregivers. Readers can also find letters to the editor.

Latest Entry: 9/28/2015 Early Stage

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For info on symptoms, diagnosis, & treatment of Pompe disease, see the Pompe Disease Awareness Resource.