What is a TIA or Mini Stroke?

  Also known as a mini-stroke, a transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a temporary period of symptoms similar to those of a stroke. Unlike a stroke, it usually only lasts for a few minutes and doesn’t cause permanent damage. Read on to learn more about TIAs.  About Mini Strokes Even though a TIA doesn’t usually… Read more »

Are There Different Types of Dementia?

  World Alzheimer’s Month is in October, which is an ideal time for us to shine a light on the disease. We are going to explore the different types of dementia and discuss how not all dementia is not related to Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia vs Alzheimer’s Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are sometimes used interchangeably. But… Read more »

Does Brain Training Work?

  September is Healthy Aging Month, and one of the major things people worry about as they age is their brain health. More specifically, they worry about maintaining their cognitive ability. That’s why “brain training” games and puzzles have become so popular. People are eager to try and preserve their mental clarity so they can… Read more »

What Do the Different Parts of The Nervous System Do?

  The body’s nervous system is made up of two major parts, the central nervous system, and the peripheral nervous system. These two parts of the nervous system act jointly to assure your body is communicating all of its sensory information and needs. The central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system each play different… Read more »

9 Neurological Symptoms & Possible Causes

  Neurological symptoms like headaches, dizziness, or cognitive impairment may have many possible causes. If you’re experiencing one or more of these symptoms, it’s important to consult a neurologist. Sometimes they can be a side effect of something simple, but other times they can indicate a more serious problem. So, it’s better to be safe… Read more »

Are There Different Types of Migraine?

  Migraine is more than just a bad headache. It is a neurological disease that has subtypes that may present with a variety of symptoms beyond head pain. There are several types of migraine that have different characteristics.  8 Types of Migraine 1. Migraine without Aura (Common Migraine) Migraine without aura is also called common… Read more »

10 Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

  Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, it accounts for 60-80% of dementia cases. For Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month this June, we’ll be reviewing the early signs of Alzheimer’s Disease. If you know the signs of Alzheimer’s, you may be able to detect it early.  Early… Read more »

6 Types of Aphasia

  Aphasia is an impairment language caused by an injury to the brain, usually due to stroke. There are several types of aphasia that affect language skills in different ways. According to the National Aphasia Association (NAA), 2 million people in the United States have aphasia and have lost all or some ability to use… Read more »

10 Early Signs of Multiple Sclerosis

  Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease that affects the central nervous system. MS can be difficult to diagnose because the symptoms are unpredictable. Not everyone has the same symptoms and the severity of some symptoms differ from person to person. While not every person with MS has the same symptoms, there are some common… Read more »

What You Need to Know About Stroke Recovery

  May is National Stroke Awareness Month, so we’re taking the opportunity to dive deeper into the subject. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 795,000 people in the US have a stroke each year. Stroke recovery looks different for every survivor, but there are certain things you should know… Read more »