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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.

August/September 2016 Volume 12 Issue 4
Departments: From the Editor
hero worship: muhammad ali was so much more than a boxing champion to the world and to the parkinson's disease community.
Departments: Letters
shriver advocacy. - Clarke, Joan
shriver advocacy. - Shea, Mary
keep your cool. - Reimer, Kim
tongue tied. - Weersing, Sherry
on balance. - Nohstadt, Walter
on balance. - Sheldon, Donald
on balance. - Reyes, Isabel
best issue yet. - Rock, Joseph
Departments: The Waiting Room
hidden truths: an annual art show in california features the work of those affected by epilepsy and raises money for the disease. - Kritz, Fran
sunna's story: a powerful documentary charts the anguish-and hope-of families with children who have a rare neurologic disease. - Bolster, Mary
the alzheimer's cafe: in memory cafes popping up around the country, people with dementia and their caregivers can socialize without fear of stigma. - Kritz, Fran
essential networking: mary bartron, 64, says living with essential tremor is isolating. she hopes to find support from other people living with this condition.
Departments: For the Caregiver
tough love: succeeding as a spousal caregiver means knowing when to ask for help, finding time for yourself, and making peace with your partner. - Wynn, Paul
Features: Cedric the Entertainer
touching a nerve: diabetic nerve pain sidelined his father for more than a year. now cedric the entertainer is on a mission to educate others about this serious diabetes complication. - Roberts-Grey, Gina
Features: Neurologists with Conditions
common ground: patients and physicians who share a diagnosis say both parties benefit: doctors have more empathy, and patients feel less alone. - Colino, Stacey
Features: Scott Adams
having his say: spasmodic dysphonia rendered dilbert creator scott adams nearly speechless for three years. now that surgery has restored his voice, he speaks up for others with the disorder. - Roberts-Grey, Gina
Departments: Ask the Experts
you ask. we answer: is parkinson's disease associated with sleep apnea?. - Shulman, Lisa, MD, FAAN
Departments: New Frontiers
remote control: telemedicine is revolutionizing the treatment of stroke. in the future, it may do the same for other neurologic conditions. here's how it works. - Auchard, Emily
Departments: Pictures of You
saving grace: for kathleen gingerelli, 48, a diagnosis of friedreich's ataxia finally explained her lifelong clumsiness. - Bolster, Mary
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
wheels of independence: when the author found out her son needed a wheelchair, she was devastated-until it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. - Watts, Sarah