December/January 2013 - Volume 9 - Issue 6
pp: 6-38

From the Editor


The Waiting Room

Neurobics: Pattern Hunt

Kim, Scott

Neurology Now. 9(6):13, December/January 2013.

Neurobics: The latest brain teaser from puzzlemaster Scott Kim, Ph.D., coauthor, with neuroscientist Richard Restak, M.D., of The Playful Brain.

The Healthy Brain

Living Well

Photo Essay

Ask the Experts

Resource Central

Assistance Directory

Neurology Now. 9(6):35-37, December/January 2013.

Where to go for more information on the topics discussed in this issue of Neurology Now, for the AAN “Find-a-Neurologist” tool, and for a directory of patient advocacy organizations.

Speak Up

Meeting Halfway

Rolfes, Nicole

Neurology Now. 9(6):38, December/January 2013.

Nicole Rolfes remains independent in spite of her multiple sclerosis, but she isn't afraid to ask for help.

Glen Campbell

Still on the Line

Gora, Susannah

Neurology Now. 9(6):16-19, December/January 2013.

Country music star Glen Campbell is one of 5 million Americans with Alzheimer's disease (AD). In 2012 Campbell travelled across the world with his family for “The Goodbye Tour.” In a candid interview, his wife, Kim, says: “The diagnosis of AD makes you realize that you need to cherish each moment with your loved one while he's still present. That's what that tour was for us—cherishing Glen as a father, a husband, and a musical mentor.”

Traumatic Brain Injury

You've Survived a TBI, but Will Your Marriage?

Shaw, Gina

Neurology Now. 9(6):20-23, December/January 2013.

Medicine has made great strides in prolonging the life expectancy of people with traumatic brain injury (TBI). “Where we haven't come a long way is on psychological recovery and sustaining relationships,” says Jeffrey Kreutzer, Ph.D. Here, couples discuss recovery after severe TBI.

Michael J. Fox

Showing Up as Michael J. Fox

Gora, Susannah

Neurology Now. 9(6):24-26, December/January 2013.

By returning to the small screen, actor Michael J. Fox tells Neurology Now that he wants to “put out a message of reach for your goals and don't be intimidated by your diagnosis… I said I can still do this.” Here, Fox discusses another new role: host of the AAN Patient Video: Parkinson's Disease: A Guide for Patients and Families.

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