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5 Stories that reMIND Us of the Need to Increase Neurological Disorder Awareness

In a person with Parkinson’s disease, an MRI, CT, and blood test will come back normal. Physicians can, however, use brain imaging to rule out ‘imitators’ of Parkinson’s disease, such as a tumor in a certain area of the brain.

MIND the App! Free iPad Tool Created For People With Neurological Disorders and Their Caregivers

To provide mobile support to those affected by neurological disorders, GE Healthcare has designed a free iPad app that provides brain stimulation for people with neurological conditions. It also provides helpful advice for caregivers. Read More

Q&A with UCSF & Ayasdi: Winning Research Speeds up Diagnosis & Improves Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment

This story featured one of the winners in the first stage of the $20 million “Head Health Challenge.” A team made up of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), San Francisco, CA- UCSF and Ayasdi, a Silicon Valley start-up focused on better identifying patients who were more likely to experience persistent symptoms and need additional support following a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury. Read More

Winning Innovations Go Head-to-Head in Next Stage of “Head Health Challenge”

GE and the National Football League (NFL) announced the winners of its $10M “Head Health Challenge.” The award winners now advance to the next stage with a selection of innovations that have the potential to speed diagnosis and improve treatment for mild traumatic brain injury. Read More

Being Mindful About Neurological Disorders: Essential Tremor

The article introduces the MIND website, an online resource for caregivers and patients suffering from neurological disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, essential tremors and traumatic brain injury. Read More

World Parkinson’s Day: Raising Awareness of the Disease and its Challenges

In preparation for World Parkinson’s Day  on 11 April, Dr Angel Duncan, Clinician, Neuropsychiatric Research, Center of SWFL & Executive Director, Cognitive Dynamics, and Dr Monica Kurtis, Neurologist, Movement Disorders Specialist, Clinical Researcher, Neurology Department, Hospital Ruber Internacional, discussed on a Google Hangout, how to recognize and act on Parkinson’s disease (PD) symptoms as well as its challenges, and the patient-caregiver connection. Read More

 

 

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