The Loss of the Sense of Self In Dementia: Why This Phenomenon Should Not Be Undermined In Treating and Researching Neurocognitive Conditions

The Loss of the Sense of Self In Dementia: Why This Phenomenon Should Not Be Undermined In Treating and Researching Neurocognitive Conditions

Neurological conditions can be challenging to diagnose when many symptoms affect brain function and behaviors, which can be obscured or misinterpreted as other diagnoses. In many cases, diagnoses overlap, with multiple conditions responsible for a patient’s symptoms.
An estimated half of autism diagnoses concur with epilepsy, but researchers don’t fully understand why.

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How Long Should an Ambulatory EEG Be?

How Long Should an Ambulatory EEG Be?

The brain is constantly sending and receiving electrical signals. When that signaling gets disrupted, a seizure occurs. Abnormal electrical activity in the brain doesn’t always occur during a routine EEG, especially when the patient only experiences epilepsy waves once every few hours or during certain times of the day.

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Discovering Neurons: Santiago Ramon y Cajal

Discovering Neurons: Santiago Ramon y Cajal

Scientists and historians often credit Santiago Ramón y Cajal with being the father of neuroscience. A Spanish scientist of the late 19th century, Cajal bolstered the groundbreaking claim that the human nervous system was actually made up of individual cells or “neurons.”

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A Recently Proposed Model for Alzheimer’s Potentially Unifies 100 Years of Hypotheses

A Recently Proposed Model for Alzheimer’s Potentially Unifies 100 Years of Hypotheses

A new model, proposed by post-doctoral researcher Dr. Jonathan Rudge, offers a novel, compelling explanation for Alzheimer’s disease: The lipid invasion model. Dr. Rudge’s model takes into account many of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease, including not only neurofibrillary tangles and amyloid plaques but the presence of lipids and damage to the blood-brain barrier among others, to describe in great detail how risk factors lead to the damage seen in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s.

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