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Neurological & Cognitive Disorders

Designing A Wheelchair For Adventure

After a stroke left him partially paralyzed, lifelong outdoorsman Geoff Babb set out to design a wheelchair that could truly take him anywhere.

Living On Pluto With Dementia

Investigative journalist Greg O'Brien used the codeword 'Pluto' with his anonymous sources for years. Now, he uses it in his writing to refer to his battle with Alzheimer's.

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What My Mom (And HIV) Taught Me About Caregiving

When my mother's health declined, I used the skills I had learned from my own chronic illness and the empathy I learned from her to be there for her.

Thank You. Goodbye. I Love You.

What living through the same condition that killed my friend taught me about making every second of my life count.

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.

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.