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Neurological & Cognitive Disorders

Warding Off Alzheimer’s With Tumeric And Brain Games

When my mother was 59, she started experiencing the first symptoms of dementia. Now nearing 50 myself, I'll try anything to stave off the same fate.

Climbing Munros With Cerebral Palsy

Outdoorsman David C. Reilly has never let his cerebral palsy get in the way of adventure.

A Dance Class for Parkinson’s

By teaching people with Parkinson's Disease how to dance, David Leventhal hopes to give students a chance to shed their identities as patients and become creatives instead.

What To Do When Someone You Love Has Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's is often called the "family's disease." There's a reason for that, says Ruth Drew of Chicago's Alzheimer's Association: with dementia, the whole family's in it together.

What Happens To A Marriage After Parkinson’s

Every marriage has its own dynamic, but what happens when a motor system disorder turns that relationship upside down?

The Kiddie Car Syndrome

Steering a loved one through illness can bring back to the surface childhood disillusionments long thought forgotten.

The Cyborg With Lou Gehrig’s

At 36, Eric Valor was diagnosed with ALS. Now, he's using technology to carry him where his body cannot.

Conducting In Colombia With Tourette’s

Conductor Eric Gault's music career almost passed him by because of his condition, until he embraced a new attitude.

Wheels Of Change

After a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease, Kim Spletter thought she’d never ride a bicycle again. Now she’s teaching others how to pedal through their illness.

How Fashion Is Getting Friendlier

From homegrown labels to Manhattan's top designers, more brands than ever are realizing that people with conditions want to be fashionable too.

Meet Steve Gleason, The Former NFL Superstar Tackling Lou Gehrig’s

A decade after his punt block symbolized a city’s recovery, a retired football pro with ALS is immortalizing himself in film, to be remembered by his child.

An Unbreakable Silver Thread, Woven Through Everything

To create her award-winning art, New Zealand comic artist Jem Yoshioka has learned to juggle her doubts, her anxiety, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.