American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting

The latest news from the AAN annual meeting along with researcher interviews and clinician insight.
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Leisure activities prevent brain volume loss in older adults

March 5, 2020
Older adults who garden, swim, dance, walk or engage in other leisure activities may have larger brain volumes than inactive adults, according to…
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Boxing, pingpong offer benefits to patients with Parkinson’s disease

March 4, 2020
Patients with Parkinson’s disease performed better on several disease assessment scores after boxing and playing pingpong, according to…
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Hypersomnolence in older adults increases risk for multiple comorbidities

March 2, 2020
Older adults who reported hypersomnolence were more likely to have several other medical conditions, according to findings of a longitudinal study…
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Seizure control greater with prescription vs. artisanal CBD in pediatric epilepsy

February 27, 2020
Pediatric patients with epilepsy treated with pharmaceutical CBD had better seizure control than those treated with artisanal CBD, according to…
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Cardiovascular health in 20s could impact midlife brain health

February 27, 2020
Cardiovascular health in a person’s 20s may impact brain health later in life, according to research to be presented at the American Academy of…
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Recent research in migraine include links to omega-3s, fibromyalgia, marijuana, opioids

June 24, 2019
June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, according to the American Migraine Foundation. The condition impacts almost one in five women, one in…
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Cholinesterase inhibitor plus memantine yields neurological benefits for patients with Alzheimer’s

May 29, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — For patients with Alzheimer’s disease, adding memantine to cholinesterase inhibitor therapy reduced neuropsychiatric…
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How to determine which foods trigger migraine

May 14, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — The relationship between food and migraine exists, but the reasons for it are uncertain, a presenter at the American Academy of…
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Clinicians should take active role in assessing head injury detection devices

May 8, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — As the number of companies claiming to have created a device that assesses or diagnoses head injury increases, it is important
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Plants other than marijuana may provide pain relief

May 8, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — There are several plants besides marijuana that may fill the growing need for nonpharmaceutical alternatives to pain relief that…