American Academy of Neurology

The American Academy of Neurologists (AAN) was formed in 1949 to address the needs of neurologists and neuroscientists. AAN offers continuing educations programs for its members, on-line abstracts and research reports, an annual conference and numerous educational opportunities for students and professionals. AAN offers continuous updates on the practice of Neurology including recent discoveries and new methodologies for practitioners. AAN offers information and tools for complying with governmental regulation in the practice of medicine.

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Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Should scores on mild cognitive impairment tests be adjusted for sex?

Using sex-specific scores on memory tests may change who gets diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) by 20 percent, with possibly more women and fewer men being diagnosed, according to a study published in the October ...

Neuroscience

AAN recommends people 65+ be screened yearly for memory problems

People with mild cognitive impairment have thinking and memory problems but usually do not know it because such problems are not severe enough to affect their daily activities. Yet mild cognitive impairment can be an early ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Brain changes may help track dementia, even before diagnosis

Even before a dementia diagnosis, people with mild cognitive impairment may have different changes in the brain depending on what type of dementia they have, according to a study published in the September 11, 2019, online ...

Neuroscience

Why do some people stop breathing after seizures?

Could a chemical produced by the brain that regulates mood, sleep and breathing also be protective in people with epilepsy? New research has found that higher levels of serotonin in the blood after a seizure are linked to ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

AAN issues guideline on vaccines and multiple sclerosis

Can a person with multiple sclerosis (MS) get regular vaccines? According to a new guideline, the answer is yes. The guideline, developed by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), recommends that people with MS receive ...

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