February-March 2013 - Volume 9 - Issue 1
pp: 6-40

From the Editor


Letters


The Waiting Room


This Way In: Making Newer Antiepileptic Drugs Available to Children.

Rukovets, Olga

Neurology Now. 9(1):10-11, February-March 2013.

This Way In: The effectiveness of antiepileptic drugs in adults predicts their effectiveness in children, according to a recent study. What does this mean for young patients and their parents?

Living Well


Revocable Living Trusts: How to structure a living trust for someone with a neurologic condition.

Shenkman, Martin

Neurology Now. 9(1):32-34, February-March 2013.

Offers expert advice on how to structure a living trust for someone with a neurologic condition.

Your Questions Answered


Photo Essay


Resource Central


Resources for HIV/AIDS and Neuro-AIDS

Neurology Now. 9(1):37, February-March 2013.

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

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

Neurology Now. 9(1):37-39, February-March 2013.

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


Milestones: When my father experienced bleeding in the brain, our family learned to celebrate unexpected milestones.

Libraty, Samantha

Neurology Now. 9(1):40, February-March 2013.

How 16-year-old Samantha Libraty adjusted to life after her father experienced major bleeding in his brain.


Blair Underwood


Actor and Activist Blair Underwood, raising awareness of HIV/AIDS.

Gora, Susannah

Neurology Now. 9(1):12-18, February-March 2013.

Award-winning actor Blair Underwood believes in using celebrity to create positive change in the world—and as an HIV/AIDS activist for nearly 25 years, he has been doing just that. Here, we focus on Underwood's work as an advocate, as well as the neurologic complications of HIV/AIDS.

Young Adult Stroke


Age Is Just a Number: Young adult stroke is one the rise. Here's what you should know.

Stephens, Stephani

Neurology Now. 9(1):19-26, February-March 2013.

The number of young adults who have strokes is on the rise. “The data are particularly relevant given the U.S. and global epidemics of obesity and diabetes,” says Aneesh B. Singhal, M.D., of Massachusetts General Hospital. In this article, read about Dana Hokin, who had a stroke at the age of 44, and learn what you can do to reduce your stroke risk—at any age.

Vascular Cognitive Impairment


The Brain Needs Blood: Vascular cognitive impairment, one of the most common forms of dementia, may be preventable.

Paturel, Amy

Neurology Now. 9(1):27-30, February-March 2013.

Often mistaken for Alzheimer's disease, vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) is one of the most common forms of cognitive impairment and dementia. The good news? VCI may be preventable. Learn how VCI is diagnosed and treated, what research is in the works, and how VCI might be prevented.