November/December 2010 - Volume 6 - Issue 6
pp: 6-40
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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.

Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy: This rare disorder is a call to arms for doctors and patients to control seizures.

Wilner, Andrew

Neurology Now . 6(6):24-26, November/December 2010.

High-profile cases of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), such as the death of John Travolta's son, Jett, have heightened public awareness of this rare disorder. Discussions about SUDEP are increasing between physicians, patients, and their families. Currently, the most effective way to prevent SUDEP appears to be seizure control, but researchers are looking for new ways to prevent it.

Of Doctors and Data: In recommending treatments, neurologists must combine the best available evidence with their clinical judgment. What does this mean for you?

Valeo, Tom

Neurology Now . 6(6):27-30, November/December 2010.

In recommending treatments, neurologists must do more than rely on what their predecessors did: They must combine the best available evidence with their clinical judgment. But what does this mean for you? Top neurologists explain how “evidence-based medicine” can help you get better care.

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