The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) serves as your source for trusted answers to your most pressing questions about common neurologic disorders, such as migraine and headache, Alzheimer's disease and other similar cognitive disorders, stroke, sleep disorders, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, and head injury. The AAN publishes a host of resources designed specifically to help you and your family understand and better cope with neurologic illness.

  • Neurology Now Magazine

    An official publication of the American Academy of Neurology, Neurology Now® is a free, award-winning magazine written for people with neurologic disorders and their caregivers. Neurology Now provides the latest information on neurology in a compelling format, including:

    • Advances in the diagnosis and treatment of neurologic diseases
    • Expert advice about wellness and disease prevention
    • Discussions of new medications and therapies
    • Strategies for coping with neurologic disorders and the life changes that may accompany them

    Read the current issue now!

  • New! AAN Patient Education Brochures

    AAN patient education brochures offer newly diagnosed patients and their families a quality resource developed by experts in the field. Each brochure covers topics such as causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. The brochures also include tips on healthy living with the disorder and information on other AAN resources for patients and other patient organizations.

  • Neurology Now Books™

    Inspired by Neurology Now®, the leading neurologic patient information magazine from the American Academy of Neurology, Neurology Now Books combine the expertise of highly respected neurologists with valuable insights from other related experts, patients, and caregivers. Each volume will provide patients and caregivers with the most up-to-date information, answers to questions and concerns, and first-person accounts of others who are living with a neurologic disorder.

  • Patient Education Videos

    AAN Patient Education Videos help newly diagnosed patients and their families understand the symptoms and treatments of neurologic diseases and disorders, as well as to empower them to make decisions about their care. Each video covers topics that include when to see a neurologist, what types of medications can be prescribed, an overview of deep brain stimulation treatment, and tips for living daily. Videos also feature a segment aimed at caregivers.

  • AAN Guidelines for Patients

    Use this search tool to read up-to-date fact sheets and information about specific neurologic disorders. Access full text versions of AAN guidelines for patients, guidelines for physicians, slide presentations, and other tools.

  • Find a Neurologist Tool

    Use this handy tool to find an AAN member neurologist in your area by subspecialty. You can also find contact information for a specific neurologist by entering the last name, along with the location.

  • Quality of Life Guides

    Books published by the AAN provide valuable information to individuals with neurologic disease and their caregivers. Each volume in the series provides in-depth coverage of conditions such as spinal cord injury, epilepsy, pain, restless legs syndrome, Alzheimer's disease, stroke, and migraine and other headaches. The latest information and treatment options are provided by authors who are trusted experts on each topic.

Other AAN Publications

The American Academy of Neurology also publishes a number of titles specifically for your neurologist offering the latest scientific research as well as advances in the practice of neurology, essential continuing medical education resources, and more—all designed to help your doctor provide you with the best possible care.

  • Neurology® Journal—the official scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology and the most widely read and highly cited peer-reviewed neurology journal
  • Neurology Today®—the AAN's biweekly tabloid newspaper covering important clinical, research, policy, practice, and other news relevant to neurologists
  • Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology® —the AAN's premier self-study continuing medical education publication and complementary practice improvement program

Other Features

Support organizations offer people with neurologic disorders and their caregivers additional support in coping with the emotional and practical challenges of day-to-day living.

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