Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Depression

From the Agency for Heatlhcare Research and Quality:

Clinician Guide:
Depression After Traumatic Brain Injury
13 April 2011

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Aphasia: Caregiver Account

Available for streaming and as a podcast, from WNYC:

"Diane Ackerman's One Hundred Names for Love"
Listen
22 April 2011
WNYC Leonard Lopate Show

"Diane Ackerman talks about her husband, Paul West’s, stroke and long recovery. He was afflicted with aphasia—loss of language—and Diane, frustrated with traditional therapies, relied on her scientific understanding of language and the brain to guide Paul back to the world of words. Her book One Hundred Names for Love: A Stroke, a Marriage, and the Language of Healing is an account of stroke, aphasia, and recovery, as well a love story."

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Alzheimer's: New Definitions Presented

Guidelines Allow Earlier Definition of Alzheimer’s
By PAM BELLUCK
The New York Times
Published: April 19, 2011

"The definition of the disease will be recast for the first time in 27 years, with a division into three stages, including a new early phase."

Read the full article

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