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Neurological & Cognitive Disorders

What ‘Joker’ Says About Our Broken Health Care System

To a fellow survivor like me, 'Joker' exposes our system's failure to properly rehabilitate people after traumatic brain injuries.

Ask Ada: Being There For Your Spouse In Hospice

Plus: helping a teacher connect with her student, who has autism.

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How The ‘Tony Hawk’ of Snowboarding Learned To Love His Brain Again After Injury

Kevin Pearce was on track to being a snowboarding legend. Then a traumatic brain injury changed his life.

Ask Ada: My Mother With Dementia Thinks I Abandoned Her

Plus: how to help a person sliding into depression after a breakup.

Taking A Swing At Parkinson’s With A Boxing Glove

Boxing can help repress Parkinson's symptoms. Just ask Ned Neuhaus.

How VR Is Helping Autistic Kids Make Sense Of The World

Critics say VR teaches kids to be asocial. But one company is using virtual reality to teach special needs kids how to better interact with others.

Mourning Luke Perry As A Gen X Stroke Survivor

If Luke Perry's death teaches us anything, it's that no one is too young to have a stroke.

An Extra Chromosome For Excellence

Carlos de Saro was born with Down Syndrome, but with the help of his mother's love, he has become an incredible role model.

From Rough Time To Ry’s Ruffery

A stroke showed Daniela Kelly that she could do anything, even run a business.

The Memory Queen

When Alzheimer's took my grandfather's memory, I started writing a fairy tale to make sense of our loss. But dementia cannot be defeated like a fairy tale queen.

Rosa Parks and the Hard Cost of Activism

Civil rights activist Rosa Parks' seemingly simple decision to keep her seat on the bus took on a life of its own. But it also largely overtook her life... and her health.