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Low Scores on Memory and Thinking Tests May Signal Alzheimer’s Earlier than Thought

A new study suggests that errors on memory and thinking tests may signal Alzheimer’s up to 18 years before the disease can be diagnosed. The research is published in the June 24, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the...
25-Jun-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Keeping Mind, Body Active May Not Protect Against Underlying Signs of Alzheimer’s

While participating in physical activities such as bike riding, dancing, walking and gardening and mentally stimulating activities such as crosswords and reading may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, they may not do so by affecting the...
8-Jun-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Specialized Proteins May Be Detected in Blood of People with Alzheimer’s Disease

Specialized brain proteins that are involved in the removal of damaged nerve cell materials may be detected in the blood of people who were diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment or dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease. In a select group of...
8-Jun-2015 12:05 PM EDT

American Brain Foundation Appoints New Executive Director

The American Brain Foundation, founded by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), has named Jane Ransom as its new Executive Director in support of its mission to fund research to cure brain diseases.
10-Jun-2015 2:05 PM EDT

People with Multiple Sclerosis May Have Double the Risk of Dying Early

New research suggests people with multiple sclerosis (MS) may have double the risk of dying early compared to people without MS, with those younger than 59 at a three times higher risk. The study is published in the May 27, 2015, online issue of...
22-May-2015 12:00 PM EDT

People with Depression May Be More Likely to Develop Parkinson’s Disease

People with depression may be more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease, according to a large study published in the May 20, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
15-May-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Medical Marijuana Pill May Not Be Effective in Treating Behavioral Symptoms of Dementia

MINNEAPOLIS – A new study suggests that medical marijuana pills may not help treat behavioral symptoms of dementia, such as aggression, pacing and wandering. The research is published in the May 13, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical...
13-May-2015 4:00 PM EDT

Challenging Work Tasks May Have an Upside for the Brain

Professionals whose jobs require more speaking, developing strategies, conflict resolution and managerial tasks may experience better protection against memory and thinking decline in old age than their co-workers, according to a new study published...
28-Apr-2015 1:05 PM EDT

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Stroke Neurologist Expert Immediately Available to Discuss Condition and Treatment After Illinois Senator Mark Kirk Experiences Stroke

Expert neurologist immediately available to discuss stroke after news that Illinois Senator Mark Kirk has experienced a stroke.
23-Jan-2012 2:00 PM EST

Neurotrauma Experts Available

The American Academy of Neurology has neurotrauma experts available for interviews to discuss critical care and recovery.
10-Jan-2011 1:55 PM EST

Experts Available on Head Trauma and ALS

The American Academy of Neurology has neurology experts in Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis and head injury available to speak about the latest findings regarding the two conditions in the Journal of Neuropathology & Experimental Neurology.
17-Aug-2010 2:55 PM EDT

Neurologist Available to Speak About Stroke

A stroke spokesman for the American Academy of Neurology is available to speak about stroke related to Vice President Joe Biden's oldest son suffering a mild stroke.
12-May-2010 9:00 AM EDT

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