April-May 2011 - Volume 7 - Issue 2
pp: 4-40

The Waiting Room

Resource Central

Some Kind of Wonderful, Indeed: For actress Lea Thompson, Alzheimer's disease advocate is the role of a lifetime

Gora, Susannah

Neurology Now. 7(2):14-19, April-May 2011.

Actress Lea Thompson, of Back to the Future fame, has been playing a lesser-known role for many years: Alzheimer's disease advocate. Along with her family, she performs at fundraisers, talks to lobbyists, and raises awareness of the disease to anyone who will listen.

Going Mobile: Smartphones and other mobile devices can provide real-time information and assistance for people with neurologic problems

Paturel, Amy

Neurology Now. 7(2):23-26, April-May 2011.

People with epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, seizures from tuberous sclerosis, and other neurologic diseases are using cell phones with Web access to upload information on symptoms to their doctors in real time. Mobile devices can even serve as prosthetics for cognitive impairments and help researchers carry out clinical trials. Will digital devices revolutionize the doctor-patient relationship?

An Ounce of Early Intervention: Can early treatment of neurologic disorders such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease slow disease progression?

Gordon, Debra

Neurology Now. 7(2):27-30, April-May 2011.

When it comes to neurologic disorders like multiple sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson's disease, early intervention can make a big difference. In the case of MS, early treatment may even alter the course of the disease, in addition to alleviating symptoms.