February/March 2017 - Volume 13 - Issue 1
pp: 6-56

From the Editor


Letters


The Waiting Room


Chef's Table: As a child, Chase Bailey hated most food. Now the teenager, who has autism, is an acclaimed chef with his own cooking show.

Watts, Sarah

Neurology Now. 13(1):8-9, February/March 2017.

This Way In: Chase Bailey, 15, has autism. He also hosts his own cooking show.

Enter the 2017 Neuro Film Festival: The American Academy of Neurology is accepting entries for its annual film festival. Pick up your camera or phone, make a video, and share your ...

Neurology Now. 13(1):9, February/March 2017.

Events: Enter the Neuro Film Festival this year with a video of your unique story.

8 Ways to Access Cutting-edge Care: Clinical trials, patient organizations, and your own physician can help you access state-of-the-art treatments.

Kritz, Fran

Neurology Now. 13(1):10-12, February/March 2017.

Quick Tips: Getting access to state-of-the art treatment is easier than you might think.

Engage Your Mind: Chat with neurologists—and hold a real human brain—at the Brain Health Fair, a family-friendly event at the American Academy of Neurology's Annual Meeting.

Neurology Now. 13(1):12, February/March 2017.

Events: Sign up for the American Academy of Neurology's Brain Health Fair in April.

Living Well


Medication Management: For many reasons, patients don't always take their drugs as prescribed or fail to take them at all. We identify the reasons, as well as ways to work around...

Kritz, Fran

Neurology Now. 13(1):17-21, February/March 2017.

Why don't patients take their medications? We identify the reasons and ways to work around them.

The Healthy Brain


The Promise of Sleep: Adequate shut-eye is good for your brain. Our experts explain why and how to get the amount you need.

Levine, Hallie

Neurology Now. 13(1):22-33, February/March 2017.

Adequate shut-eye is good for your brain. Find out why and how to get the amount you need.

Eye on Therapy


Smart Choices: Follow this expert guide to choosing an appropriate disease-modifying therapy for multiple sclerosis

Shaw, Gina

Neurology Now. 13(1):48-53, February/March 2017.

Read our experts' guide to choosing an appropriate disease-modifying therapy for multiple sclerosis.

Pictures of You


Exercise Is King: A former skier, golfer, and tennis player, 83-year-old Henry King remains active in different ways after a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease.

Bolster, Mary

Neurology Now. 13(1):54, February/March 2017.

An avid athlete, Henry King remains active in different ways after a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease.

Resource Central


Speak Up


Puzzle Power: As Lewy body dementia narrowed their father's world, his twin daughters discovered an activity that brought him hours of joy.

Dalgarn, Mindy; Dalgarn, Missy

Neurology Now. 13(1):56, February/March 2017.

Puzzles allow twin daughters to connect with their father after he is diagnosed with Lewy body dementia.


Jamie-Lynn Sigler


Revelations: Fifteen years after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler shares her story and becomes an advocate for the MS community.

Childers, Linda

Neurology Now. 13(1):34-37, February/March 2017.

Fifteen years after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler shares her story in the hopes of easing the journey for others.

Brain Health


Protect Your Brain for Life: Follow these expert strategies to guard against injury and cognitive decline throughout your life.

Cohen, Marisa

Neurology Now. 13(1):38-47, February/March 2017.

Follow these smart strategies to guard against injury and cognitive decline throughout your life.

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