Solving the mysteries of early-onset Alzheimer’s

A dangerous assumption many make when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease is that it only affects the elderly. In reality, Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of the death in the United States and can be diagnosed as early as your 40s. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, while deaths from chronic conditions like heart disease … Continue reading Solving the mysteries of early-onset Alzheimer’s

New stroke guidelines shape treatment options

Stroke is a highly disabling disease that affects nearly 800,000 Americans each year, and is the second leading cause of death worldwide. Fortunately, in recent years, much research and many resources have been dedicated toward stroke treatment and prevention, leading to the most recent guidelines from the International Stroke Conference. With these new guidelines, some … Continue reading New stroke guidelines shape treatment options

6 of the best ways to improve your memory and brain health

People of all ages have something in common — who wouldn’t want a better memory and a sharper mind? That desire grows stronger in many of us as we grow older and our bodies age. These biological changes include loss of brain mass and a breakdown of neurotransmitters, brain chemicals that send messages between cells. … Continue reading 6 of the best ways to improve your memory and brain health

Artist with MS turns her brain scans into beautiful works of art

Elizabeth Jameson never intended to be an artist. For many years she worked as a human rights lawyer, fighting for social justice for children with disabilities and gender equality. But after she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 1991, she decided to end her career as a lawyer and transition her passion of service … Continue reading Artist with MS turns her brain scans into beautiful works of art