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Moving More in Old Age May Be Linked to Sharper Memory

Older adults who move more, either with daily exercise or even simple routine physical activity like housework, may preserve more of their memory and thinking skills, even if they have brain lesions or biomarkers linked to dementia, according to a...
16-Jan-2019 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study: Excessive Body Fat Around the Middle Linked to Smaller Brain Size

Carrying extra body fat, especially around the middle, may be linked to brain shrinkage, according to a study published in the January 9, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. For the study,...
7-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Press Room Registration Is Open for 2019 AAN Annual Meeting

Registration is now open for journalists planning to attend the 71st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) in Philadelphia, May 4 to 10, 2019. The AAN Annual Meeting is the world’s largest gathering of neurologists who come...
9-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Kicking, Yelling During Sleep? Study Finds Risk Factors for Violent Sleep Disorder

Taking antidepressants for depression, having post-traumatic stress disorder or anxiety diagnosed by a doctor are risk factors for a disruptive and sometimes violent sleep disorder called rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder, according...
21-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

In Just Six Months, Exercise May Help Those with Thinking Problems

Getting the heart pumping with aerobic exercise, like walking or cycling for 35 minutes three times a week, may improve thinking skills in older adults with cognitive impairments, according to a study published in the December 19, 2018, online issue...
17-Dec-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Risk of Dementia Increased Among Female Veterans with TBI, PTSD, Depression

Female military veterans who have traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder or depression long after their service may be more likely to later develop dementia than female veterans without those conditions, according to a study...
7-Dec-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study Finds Biases in Widely Used Dementia Identification Tests

Quick tests used in primary care settings to identify whether people are likely to have dementia may often be wrong, according to a study published in the November 28, 2018, online issue of Neurology® Clinical Practice, an official journal of the...
27-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Orange Juice, Leafy Greens and Berries May Be Tied to Decreased Memory Loss in Men

Eating leafy greens, dark orange and red vegetables and berry fruits, and drinking orange juice may be associated with a lower risk of memory loss over time in men, according to a study published in the November 21, 2018, online issue of...
19-Nov-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


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AAN neurologist expert available to speak about epilepsy as Coach Jerry Kill announces his retirement

28-Oct-2015 10:05 AM EDT

As football season begins, AAN offers Super Bowl Champion Ben Utecht for interviews about concussion: "When in Doubt, Sit it Out"

5-Aug-2015 9:55 AM EDT

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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