December-January 2011 - Volume 7 - Issue 6
pp: 9-40

From The Editor


Letters


The Waiting Room


Your Questions Answered


Ask the Experts: Can anything be done to help children with Angelman syndrome?

Cohen, Bruce H.

Neurology Now. 7(6):34, December-January 2011.

Answers to your questions about Angelman syndrome and where people on Medicare can go for psychiatric treatment.

Ask the Experts: I am on Medicare. Where can I go for psychiatric care?

Jaffe, Ellen

Neurology Now. 7(6):35, December-January 2011.

Answers to your questions about Angelman syndrome and where people on Medicare can go for psychiatric treatment.

Resource Central


Free Guide to Managing Huntington's Disease

Neurology Now. 7(6):39, December-January 2011.

Where to go for more information on the topics discussed in this issue of Neurology Now and for a directory of patient advocacy organizations.

Speak Up


There's a Dog for That: Oliver makes living with Parkinson's much easier.

Crosby, Kathryn

Neurology Now. 7(6):40, December-January 2011.

After being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, Kathryn Crosby found and adopted a stray dog named Oliver—and rediscovered the joy of movement.


Michael J. Fox


Outfoxing Parkinson's: Michael J. Fox's personal, heroic quest.

Gora, Susannah

Neurology Now. 7(6):14-19, December-January 2011.

In the 1980s, his name was synonymous with teenage heartthrob. Now, Michael J. Fox is channeling his fame—and unrelenting charm—into activism. Soon after being diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson's disease, at age 30, he started The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

Alcohol and the Brain


Buzz Kill: How does alcohol affect the teenage brain?

Paturel, Amy

Neurology Now. 7(6):23-24,26-28, December-January 2011.

What does alcohol do to the teenage brain? Here, Neurology Now examines why the young brain is more susceptible to damage from substance abuse and what the short- and long-term effects of excessive alcohol use may be. Toren Volkmann, a co-author of From Binge to Blackout: A Mother and Son Struggle with Drinking, offers his own cautionary tale of teenage drinking and recovery.

Dementia


Dementia in the Workplace: How long should someone with dementia keep working?

Shaw, Gina

Neurology Now. 7(6):30-33, December-January 2011.

After being diagnosed with dementia, how long should a person wait to stop working? Recent headlines—like the announcement by Pat Summitt that she would continue to coach the University of Tennessee women's basketball team—have thrust this question into the national spotlight.