July/August 2009 - Volume 5 - Issue 4
pp: 3-40

From the Editor


Letter


the Waiting Room: This Way in


the Waiting Room: Neurobics


the Waiting Room: Our Kind of Guy


the Waiting Room: Neurology News


the Waiting Room: Quick Tips


the Waiting Room: Reading Room


ASK THE EXPERT: Your Question Answered


Penny Wise


Eye on Therapy


Resource Central


Photo Essay


Speak Up



Victoria Williams


Bittersweet Symphony: With gratitude and hope, acclaimed singer‐songwriter and MS sufferer Victoria Williams faces the music.

GORA, SUSANNAH

Neurology Now. 5(4):14-17, July/August 2009.

You may never have heard of singer-songwriter Victoria Williams, but many of today's legendary musicians, like Lou Reed and Lucinda Williams, cite her as an inspiration. Here, she opens up about her ongoing struggle with multiple sclerosis.

Alzheimer's and Dementia


Your Heart, Your Belly and Alzheimer's: People with so‐called “metabolic syndrome” may be at a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Here's what you should...

PATUREL, AMY

Neurology Now. 5(4):18-19,23-25, July/August 2009.

People with “metabolic syndrome”—obesity, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, and diabetes—may be at a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's and dementia. Controlling these risk factors might help prevent or slow disease progression—but the time to act is now.

Caregiving


Who's There?: When stroke or Alzheimer's changes a person's behavior, caregiving can become extreme. Here, experienced caregivers, patients, and experts share their stories and...

STEPHENS, STEPHANIE

Neurology Now. 5(4):26-29, July/August 2009.

When stroke or Alzheimer's changes a person's behavior, caregiving can become extreme. Who is this person you've known all your life? And how do you handle the agitation, increased aggression, paranoia, and even psychosis that can accompany a neurological condition like dementia? Read on for practical tips from experts, caregivers, and the cared-for.

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