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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.

February/March 2016 Volume 12 Issue 1
Departments: From the Editor
a good read: whether you want to exercise more, lose weight, or become an advocate, this issue can help you succeed.
Departments: Letters
dealing with dementia. - Johnson-Young, Jill
dealing with dementia. - Joray, Ruth
dealing with dementia. - Wood, Marjorie
denial and dementia. - Chemistruck, Elaine
managing migraine during the holidays. - Kuykendall, Terah
chiari connection. - Eisenhart, Shelly
chiari connection. - Casinelli, Mariella
finding support for ms. - White, Greg
finding support for ms. - Brandon, Joanna
legal terms to know. - Barrett, Laurie
romney's life with ms is not mine. - Christy, Barbara
Departments: The Waiting Room
solving medical mysteries: the national institutes of health has created a network of medical centers dedicated to diagnosing rare diseases. - Shaw, Gina
pressure drop: new evidence suggests low blood pressure may hasten mental decline in elderly people at risk for dementia. - Shaw, Gina
6 questions about blood pressure: a recent trial recommends a lower blood pressure target to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes. a stroke expert interprets the results. - Hiscott, Rebecca
brain boost: for people who have persistent symptoms after a traumatic brain injury, a cognitive training program may help. - Shaw, Gina
drink to your health: a daily glass of wine or bottle of beer may protect against stroke, parkinson's disease, and cognitive decline, research suggests. - Stephens, Stephanie
Departments: For the Caregiver
road map: millions of americans care for sick or aging relatives from miles away. these resources can help with logistics-and ease the guilt and worry. - Wynn, Paul
Departments: Living Well
take action: for many patients and their families, advocacy is about helping themselves and others-and they say anyone can do it. - Kunkle, Frederick
Departments: Ask the Experts
you ask. we answer: i've delayed taking levodopa for my parkinson's disease because i'm concerned about "off" times, periods when the drug doesn't work. can you explain off times?. - Grill, Stephen
Features: Brian Grant
powering forward: after a 12-year career with the nba, brian grant was diagnosed with parkinson's disease. today, he's a leading proponent of exercise for people with his condition. - Laliberte, Richard
Features: Obesity
weighty matters: obesity has been linked to neurologic problems such as migraine, dementia, and sleep apnea. our experts review the evidence and offer advice for getting weight under control. - Colino, Stacey
Features: Therapy Dogs
healing tails: service and therapy dogs can transform the lives of people with neurologic conditions such as epilepsy, autism, and multiple sclerosis. dog owners and other experts explain how. - Pompilio, Natalie
Departments: Clinical Trial Watch
try this at home: new research methods and advanced technology allow patients to participate in clinical trials right in their own homes. - Hiscott, Rebecca
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
new balance: after brain surgery to remove an acoustic neuroma, brittany bushnell, 32, finds equilibrium 20 feet in the air. - Levy, Annie
Departments: Speak Up
golf lessons: a day on the green reveals simple truths about living with parkinson's disease. - Wolfe, Matthew