Neurology

Alzheimer’s disease and Lewy body dementia: Discerning the differences

Assessment is key for optimal management. Takeaways: An early symptom of Alzheimer’s disease is decline in cognition, most typically manifesting as short-term memory loss. Early...

Rewards of neuro nursing

I am a nurse at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV, on the Neuro Intensive Care Unit. I work with some of the most...

Potential vaccine for Alzheimer’s Disease progession

In an effort to honor National Alzheimer’s Disease Month, we would like to highlight a new study which may offer hope to those within...

Understanding bipolar disorder

What is bipolar disorder and why is it so difficult to diagnose? Takeaways Bipolar disorder (BD) frequently is misdiagnosed as depression. Indicators of BD include...

Beer potomania and hyponatremia

Excellent nursing care is required to prevent potentially deadly overtreatment. Takeaways Beer potomania is an unusual syndrome of severe hyponatremia associated with excessive beer ingestion...

Meditation-based therapy may reduce occurrence of sleep paralysis

A new study published in Frontiers in Neurology explores a new therapeutic technique to reduce the occurrence of sleep paralysis (SP) in patients with...

Oxytocin as a treatment for Alzheimer’s

With over 5.5 million people in the United States affected by Alzheimer’s Disease, doctors are constantly on the lookout for a potential treatment. Recently, researchers...

Evidence suggests that desk-based jobs may lower the risk of cognitive decline

New research appearing in the International Journal of Epidemiology suggests that people who work desk-based jobs may have a lower risk of cognitive decline...

Strokes related to COVID-19 are found to be more severe

COVID-19 patients who suffer from an acute ischemic stroke (AIS) are likely to experience more severe, even deadly, strokes than AIS patients who do...

Stroke: Act FAST

Quick action ensures timely therapy. Takeaways: The FAST acronym (Face, Arm, Speech, Time to call 911) are critical to recognizing signs of stroke and ensuring...

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