10 Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

  Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, it accounts for 60-80% of dementia cases. For Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month this June, we’ll be reviewing the early signs of Alzheimer’s Disease. If you know the signs of Alzheimer’s, you may be able to detect it early.  Early… Read more »

6 Types of Aphasia

  Aphasia is an impairment language caused by an injury to the brain, usually due to stroke. There are several types of aphasia that affect language skills in different ways. According to the National Aphasia Association (NAA), 2 million people in the United States have aphasia and have lost all or some ability to use… Read more »

10 Early Signs of Multiple Sclerosis

  Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease that affects the central nervous system. MS can be difficult to diagnose because the symptoms are unpredictable. Not everyone has the same symptoms and the severity of some symptoms differ from person to person. While not every person with MS has the same symptoms, there are some common… Read more »

What You Need to Know About Stroke Recovery

  May is National Stroke Awareness Month, so we’re taking the opportunity to dive deeper into the subject. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 795,000 people in the US have a stroke each year. Stroke recovery looks different for every survivor, but there are certain things you should know… Read more »

Botox for Pain Relief: How it Works

  Most people are familiar with Botox injections as cosmetic procedures, but many people don’t know about the benefits of botox for pain relief. Botox is effective for treating chronic pain as well as for cosmetic purposes. For people who have a chronic migraine or another headache disorder, these injections can provide much-needed relief and… Read more »

5 Depression Treatment Options

  According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, more than 17 million adults in the US have at least one major depressive episode each year. That’s 7% of the country’s population. Because this illness is so common and can have such a large impact on someone’s life, there is a great interest in depression… Read more »

6 Things to Know About Brain Injuries

  March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. The campaign is led by the Brain Association of America, with a goal to raise public awareness of brain injuries. They aim to de-stigmatize brain injuries and empower those who have survived a brain injury. The Brain Injury Association of America is also dedicated to providing resources for… Read more »

What is Brain Science?

  For Brain Awareness Week (March 16-22) we’re going to explore the fascinating field of brain science. While every animal has a brain, the human brain is unique and arguably the most complex thing in the universe. It gives us the power to speak, think, feel and move. It controls everything we will ever think… Read more »

Are There Different Types of Peripheral Neuropathy?

  Peripheral neuropathy, or simply neuropathy, is a term used to describe a large number of conditions that are related to damage in the peripheral nervous system. The peripheral nervous system is the network of nerves that send information from the brain and spinal cord (the central nervous system) to the rest of the body. … Read more »

The Link Between Heart Disease and Stroke

  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 859,000 Americans die of heart disease, stroke, or another cardiovascular disease every year. Because February is American Heart Month, it’s the perfect opportunity to look at how neurological health and heart health are connected. For instance, heart disease and stroke are closely… Read more »