Search Entire Health Library Go
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Older Adults
Alzheimer's Disease Quiz
Find out more about this degenerative disease of the brain by taking this quiz.
Parkinson's Disease Quiz
This illness has existed for thousands of years. Learn more about Parkinson's disease by taking this quiz.
Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease
Anatomy of the Brain
The brain is an important organ that controls thought, memory, emotion, touch, motor skills, vision, respiration, temperature, hunger, and every process that regulates your body.
Overview of Nervous System Disorders
Disorders of the nervous system include stroke, infections such as meningitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and functional disorders such as headache and epilepsy.
Neurology
Neurology is the branch of medicine that is concerned with the study and treatment of disorders of the nervous system.
Neurological Surgery
Neurological surgery is used to treat disorders of the brain, spine, and nerves. The doctor who specializes in neurological surgery is called a neurosurgeon or neurological surgeon.
Diagnostic Tests for Neurological Disorders
Evaluating and diagnosing damage to the nervous system is complicated and complex. Many of the same symptoms occur in different combinations among the different disorders.
Neurological Examination
A neurological exam may be performed with instruments, such as lights and reflex hammers, and usually does not cause any pain to the patient.
Rehabilitation for Neurological Disorders
The goals of a neurological rehab program include helping the patient return to the highest level of function and independence, and improving the overall quality of life—physically, emotionally, and socially.
Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia, a disorder in which mental functions deteriorate and break down.
Medications that Can Treat Alzheimer's Disease
Many people believe that Alzheimer’s disease can't be treated. The truth is that medications are available that may help slow the progression of symptoms.
Helping Someone with Memory Loss
In older people, it's easy to mistake memory problems for the everyday forgetfulness that some people experience as they grow older.
New Hope for Alzheimer’s Disease
Research is shedding light on ways to cut risk, and treatments can make life easier and more comfortable after a diagnosis.
Alzheimer's Disease Quiz
Find out more about this degenerative disease of the brain by taking this quiz.
Parkinson's Disease
Parkinson's Disease (PD)
Parkinson's disease is the most common form of parkinsonism, a group of motor system disorders. PD is slowly progressing and degenerative.