February/March 2018 - Volume 14 - Issue 1
pp: 6-56

From the Editor


Help for Caregivers: Providing care can be exhausting, so it's important for caregivers to look after themselves, too.

Neurology Now. 14(1):6, February/March 2018.

Providing care for a loved one is taxing, so it's important for caregivers to look after themselves, too.

Letters


The Waiting Room


Relief for Caregivers: To give care partners a much-needed break, a group of volunteers organized a structured program for their loved ones.

Watts, Sarah

Neurology Now. 14(1):8-9, February/March 2018.

This Way In: Volunteers at a retirement community launch a program to give caregivers a break.

Act Fast: Certain conditions can progress to permanent disability or death if you don't get help immediately.

Kritz, Fran

Neurology Now. 14(1):9-10, February/March 2018.

Quick Tips: What you should know about neurologic conditions that require immediate attention.

Living Well


Take Control: Research shows that a concept known as self-efficacy can improve quality of life, boost confidence, and offer hope for people with neurologic conditions. Here's how...

Shaw, Gina

Neurology Now. 14(1):18-21, February/March 2018.

A concept known as self-efficacy improves quality of life and offers hope for people with neurologic disorders. We tell you how it works.

For the Caregiver


Fitting In: For children with disabilities, integrating with other students at mainstream schools can be challenging. We asked neurologists and parents how to ease the transition.

Pompilio, Natalie

Neurology Now. 14(1):22-25, February/March 2018.

Integrating children with disabilities into mainstream classrooms can be challenging. We asked neurologists and parents how to ease the transition.

Ask the Experts


Pictures of You


Migraine Mystery: After three scary episodes of slurred speech and vision problems, Claire Cook, 22, was diagnosed with a rare type of migraine.

Bolster, Mary

Neurology Now. 14(1):54, February/March 2018.

After three scary episodes of slurred speech and vision problems, Claire Cook, 22, was diagnosed with a rare type of migraine.

Resource Central


Speak Up



Soledad O'Brien


Listening In: Soledad O'Brien has made a career of tuning in to the stories of those in need. As the mother of a hearing-impaired child, she does the same at home.

Firpo-Cappiello, Robert

Neurology Now. 14(1):34-38, February/March 2018.

Soledad O'Brien has made a career of tuning in to the stories of those in need. As the mother of a hearing-impaired child, she does the same at home.

High Price of Drugs


The Price Isn't Right: Breakthrough drugs for rare neurologic diseases are staggeringly expensive. We explain why and how to effect change.

Shaw, Gina

Neurology Now. 14(1):40-45, February/March 2018.

Breakthrough drugs for rare neurologic diseases are staggeringly expensive. We explain why and how to effect change.

Dr. Q


Marvel Medic: A comic book hero, popular in Mexico, inspired a migrant worker to pursue a career in neuroscience and give back to underserved populations.

Hurley, Alice Garbarini

Neurology Now. 14(1):46-53, February/March 2018.

A comic book hero, popular in Mexico, inspires a migrant worker to pursue a career in neuroscience and commit to treating underserved populations.