November/December 2009 - Volume 5 - Issue 6
pp: 8-40

From the Editor


Letters: Correction


Letters


the Waiting Room


Living Well


Resource Central


Speak Up



Carly Simon


Wandering With Alzheimer's


Terra Incognita

CARR, COELI

Neurology Now . 5(6):19,23-25, November/December 2009.

Of the estimated 5.3 million Americans living with the Alzheimer's, six out of 10 will wander from their homes or care-giving facilities, says the Alzheimer's Association. Thankfully, researchers are starting to investigate the often terrifying problem of wandering. Here's what they know about this uncharted territory.

Dementia


The “Other” Dementias

VALEO, TOM

Neurology Now . 5(6):26-27,31-34, November/December 2009.

Everyone has heard of Alzheimer's, which accounts for 65 percent of all dementia in the United States. But more than 100 causes of dementia exist. Here, we take a look at the “big four”: Alzheimer's, frontotemporal dementia, Lewy body dementia, and vascular dementia. Knowing them may help you or your loved one get the right treatment.