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The Texas Experience

Ronald DeVere, MD

September 2014—Experts and care providers in Texas joined forces to develop guidelines that aid diagnosis and care and help elucidate the many types and causes of cognitive impairment.

Addressing Alzheimer’s Disease: Target 2025

Maria C. Carrillo, PhD

September 2014—The Alzheimer’s Association takes an in-depth look at the US National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease, which seeks to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer’s disease by 2025.

Alzheimer's Association International Conference: Round Up

July/August - 2014 Data Suggest Fewer New Cases of Alzheimer’s in the US and Europe. Worldwide prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease is projected to increase in the…

SAGE Advice: Helping Patients Spot AD Earlier

A Q&A with Douglas Scharre, MD

April 2014—It’s not meant to replace clinical assessment, but there are hopes a new test will find Alzheimer’s when treatments may be most effective.

Letters to the Editor

March 2014—Caution: Distinguish Cauda Equina v. Conus Medullaris Syndromes The case report “Cauda equina syndrome: A case report and review of the literature” (Practical…

Impaired Driving Related to Medications and Neurological Diagnoses

A Q&A with Amanda Hetland

January/February 2014—Researchers investigated the degree to which various common agents, including benzodiazepines and non-benzodiazepine hypnotics, may affect driving ability. Therapy selection and patient counseling are key to safe use.

Cognitive Consequences of Vitamin D Deficiency

Ronald Devere MD FAAN

January/February 2014—I vividly remember (as may many of our readers), taking two tablespoons of cod liver oil every morning in the winter as a child growing up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in the…

Prescription Medical Food for Alzheimer’s: A Novel Approach to Neurologic Disease

James E. Galvin, MD, MPH

July/August 2013—The potentially confusing category of medical foods may present options for disease management.


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