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An official publication of the American Academy of Neurology, Neurology Now® is an award-winning magazine written for people with neurologic disorders and their caregivers. Neurology Now features the latest information on the advances in the diagnosis and treatment of neurologic diseases, expert advice about wellness and disease prevention, discussions of new medications and therapies, and strategies for coping with neurologic disorders and the life changes that may accompany them.

June/July 2015 Volume 11 Issue 3
Departments: From the Editor
the longest day: the alzheimer's association has designated june 21 as a day to honor both patients and caregivers who struggle with the disease.
Departments: Letters
a difficult diagnosis. - Beiderhake, Pam
a difficult diagnosis. - Starr, Nancy
stress the positive. - Young, Gearline
stress the positive. - Walden, Sue
straight dope. - Robinson, Paul
stop the stares. - Tarring, Lynise
stop the stares. - Stokes, Karen
pots in the spotlight. - Whitford, Michelle
aneurysm awareness. - Moro, Kathleen
Departments: The Waiting Room
seizure decisions: after an unprovoked seizure, patients are often left wondering what's next. a new guideline from a panel of epilepsy experts tries to answer that question. - Dolan, Darrach
demystifying a 'curse': a new documentary explores the stigma of epilepsy in bhutan and how doctors are combating it. - Hiscott, Rebecca
Departments: For the Caregiver
anger management: many neurologic conditions can cause difficult behavioral changes. try these strategies for keeping your loved one's aggression or confusion in check. - Paturel, Amy
Features: Brooke Burns
diving lessons: actress brooke burns broke her neck in a pool accident and narrowly avoided paralysis. now she's a passionate advocate for those with spinal cord injuries. - Childers, Linda
Features: Dating
the dating game: finding a date is always daunting. when you have a neurologic condition, it can be overwhelming. we sought advice from people who've been there to help you navigate the challenges. - Shaw, Gina
Features: Connie Shulman
a labor of love: actress connie shulman spent a year documenting a friend's dementia to raise awareness of a fatal disease, and discovered new depths of friendship. - Ellin, Abby
Departments: Clinical Trial Watch
moving science forward: curious to learn more about clinical trials? our primer explains all, including how to volunteer. - Gray, Barbara
Departments: Eye on Therapy
sleep thief: restless legs syndrome disrupts more than sleep-it has been linked to heart disease and diabetes, too. here's how to get the condition under control. - Paturel, Amy
Departments: Resource Central
resource central: where to go to find patient organizations, help for all neurologic conditions, and the american academy of neurology's "find a neurologist" tool.
Departments: Speak Up
the bunny slope: the author's epilepsy diagnosis ultimately strengthens her marriage and makes her a safer skier. - Mengason, Alysse