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Neurology Now Books

Immerse yourself into valuable insights from highly respected neurologists, experts, patients, and caregivers with Neurology Now™ Books.

NAVIGATING LIFE WITH EPILEPSY

By David C. Spencer, MD, FAAN

This book guides patients through the initial diagnosis and offers explanations on current approaches to diagnostic testing, medications, treatment options, and life management for the patient, family, and caregiver. Patient's stories are peppered throughout to illustrate how to navigate the myriad psychosocial challenges associated with epilepsy, including everyday concerns like driving, work, and relationships. 

NAVIGATING LIFE WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

By Kathleen Costello, MS, ANP-BC, MSCN; Ben W. Thrower, MD; and Barbara S. Giesser, MD

A comprehensive guide to the many aspects of this disease for patients and their families. Detailed yet understandable information about the basic science of MS is presented as a backdrop for understanding how and why medications used to control MS are prescribed. Includes discussions of symptoms, diagnoses, and treatments, and how to manage day-to-day life with multiple sclerosis. Topics also include lifestyle and wellness approaches to managing MS, as well as recent advances in research.

NAVIGATING THE COMPLEXITIES OF STROKE

By Louis R. Caplan, MD

Guides patients and their caregivers-as well as medical professionals-through the subject of stroke in a straightforward and accessible manner. Includes discussions of symptoms, diagnoses, and treatments, and how to manage day-to-day life with stroke. Topics include medical conditions and other factors that increase risk of stroke, recovery from stroke, what to expect after stroke, treatments to prevent stroke and recurrent strokes. 

Navigating Life with Parkinson Disease

By Sotirios Parashos, MD, PhD, and Rose L. Wichmann, PT, with Todd Melby

Includes discussions of symptoms, diagnoses, and treatments, and how to manage day-to-day life with Parkinson disease. Topics include managing balance challenges, stress, fatigue, weakness, and sleep changes; dealing with apathy, depression, and anxiety; using complementary therapies; and getting the most out of leisure activities.

Navigating Life with a Brain Tumor

By Lynne P. Taylor, MD, and Alyx B. Porter Umphrey, MD, with Diane Richard

Addresses symptoms, diagnoses, treatments, and how to manage daily life with a brain tumor. Topics include eating well, driving and working, cosmetic issues, herbal and dietary supplements, meditation, moving your muscles, and getting necessary medical help.

Navigating Smell and Taste Disorders

By Ronald DeVere, MD, and Marjorie Calvert

This is the inaugural book in the series. Includes information on how smell and taste work, treatments, personal stories, tips for food preparation, and 36 patient-tested recipes.

Future Neurology Now Book Topics

  • Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury
  • Sleep
  • Dementia
  • Migraine
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Chronic Pain

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