What exactly is epilepsy, besides a disease that most people associate with seizures? Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that involves seizures, during which brain activity becomes abnormal, causing periods of […]
As you begin reading this article STOP!! OK, that was a trick sentence. But, seriously, how fast were you able to perceive to the command and actually stop reading? The principal element in this equation is your reaction time, or the time it took you to see the word and recognize it. Then there’s another […]
How the Alzheimer’s Association Can Help Zoe Watkins saw the effects of Alzheimer’s disease on a loved one when she was just 17 years old. She had finished high school a year early and delayed college to help care for her grandmother, who had Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia. Her grandmother’s memory was […]
The Medical University of South Carolina Wellness Center is now offering Rock Steady Boxing – a program that gives hope to those with Parkinson’s disease through a non-contact, boxing-based fitness curriculum. The program, which the Wellness Center adopted in August, is open to people with all stages of Parkinson’s. This activity is specifically designed not […]
Doris and I were chatting amiably. She was laughing at a story I was telling when I saw the light leave her eyes. In an instant, she had lost track of our conversation. That was just one of the signs I noticed while she stayed with us a few weeks. A lot of the time, […]
Casey Corley watched her grandfather suffer with dementia for 10 years. “He was a War World II veteran. He survived the Great Depression and was a business owner,” she said. “At the end, he didn’t know who his daughters were.” Corley lost her grandfather to Alzheimer’s disease seven years ago. She now works as the […]
What is a Neurologist?
A neurologist is a medical doctor that treats diseases, disorders and injuries related to the nervous system – both the central and peripheral nervous system. The nervous system includes the brain and spinal cord. Many people who also have problems with their senses, such as touch, vision or smell, may also need a neurologist.