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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.

April/May 2016 Volume 12 Issue 2
Departments: From the Editor
boost brain health: try these science-backed (and affordable) strategies to preserve and protect your brain.
Departments: Letters
advocacy in action. - Hoefner, Dave
advocacy in action. - Rakshys, Christina
medical mystery solved. - Moretti, Christine
power play. - Horn, Theodore
is parkinson's fatal?. - McAllister, JW
the editor responds: is parkinson's fatal?.
shelter service dogs. - Morris, Cheryl
more coverage of rare disorders. - Krause, Beth
more coverage of rare disorders. - Cobb, Lydia
more coverage of rare disorders. - Shaffer, Betty
the editor responds: more coverage of rare disorders.
catching up. - McGann, Joan
caregiving from a distance. - Forster, Gregory
Departments: The Waiting Room
the sound of music: a playlist of familiar songs can help improve the well-being of people with alzheimer's disease. - Dumain, Teresa
what is microcephaly?: although uncommon in the united states, this neurologic condition is gaining attention, thanks to a new virus. we give you the facts about it. - Kritz, Fran
mind your risks!: a new public health campaign urges people to manage high blood pressure to reduce the risk of dementia. - Kritz, Fran
brain bonanza: learn all about the brain at the brain health fair, a family event at the american academy of neurology's annual meeting.
brain fog: several recent studies suggest that certain kinds of air pollution may affect cognitive function. - Fallik, Dawn
help for hallucinations: psychosis is common in people with advanced parkinson's disease. these expert tips can help manage it. - Hiscott, Rebecca
Departments: The Healthy Brain
vitamin d download: long known for promoting bone health, vitamin d has also been linked to brain health. our experts assess the evidence and explain how to overcome a deficiency. - Paturel, Amy
Departments: For the Caregiver
back from the brink: people with certain neurologic conditions are more likely to commit suicide than the general population. here's how friends, family, and caregivers can reduce the risk. - Shaw, Gina
Departments: Ask the Experts
you ask. we answer: as a child of a parent with alzheimer's disease, what are my risks of being diagnosed with it too?. - Morris, John, MD, FAAN
Features: Bob Woodruff
survive and thrive: bob woodruff received the best care and attention after a traumatic brain injury (tbi)-and made a remarkable recovery. today, his foundation tries to ensure the same outcome for other tbi survivors. - Roberts-Grey, Gina
Features: Sleep
sleep smarter: for people with neurologic conditions, sleep can be elusive. we troubleshoot six obstacles to a healthy night's rest. - Cohen, Marisa
Features: Yoga
yoga for every body: experts say yoga can ease pain and improve mobility for people with neurologic conditions. and a disability is no reason not to try it. - Griffin, Katherine
Departments: Eye on Therapy
heal your headache: migraines can be debilitating and disruptive. experts say an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment can be life-changers. - Dolan, Darrach
Departments: Clinical Trial Watch
moving the dial on dementia: a "landmark" trial on alzheimer's disease is seeking healthy volunteers. - Samson, Kurt
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: Pictures of You
finding her voice: carlota schoolman, age 68, says aphasia opened up a new world for her. - Levy, Annie