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September 28, 2023

IHPI Honors Dr. Melissa Elafros

Dr. Elafros received the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation's (IHPI) Sandy-Hassmiller Early Career Health Services Research Award for her work "Identifying Provider-Level Barriers and Facilitators to the Diagnosis and Management of Peripheral Neuropathy."
September 13, 2023

17 Percent of Patients Seeing Neurologist Travel Long Distance

"Our results suggest that policymakers should investigate feasible and affordable ways to improve necessary access to neurologic care, especially in areas with low availability of neurologists and in rural communities," Dr. Lin said in a statement.
August 26, 2023

The mystery of why some people develop ALS

Depending on the type of ALS, "the extent that disease can be explained by genetic factors is only about 8% to 60%," explains Dr. Eva Feldman. "We suspected the presence of what we term the ALS 'exposome', which is the sum of toxic environmental exposures that increase risk."
August 16, 2023

Duration of T2D Negatively Linked to Mean Cortical Thickness

"Regardless of the underlying mechanisms, preventing these conditions in people with type 2 diabetes is critical to maintaining brain health. Educating the public on the risks that diabetes poses to preserving a healthy brain is part of our mission," said Dr. Eva Feldman.
August 9, 2023

Helping loved ones with cognitive decline check in the car keys

Dr. Lewis Morgenstern noted that some people with early mild cognitive impairment “are likely still able to drive safely and that driving enhances their independence and preserved role in the community.” He advises caregivers to speak to the person’s GP about safety issues with cognitive impairment, including driving and home safety.
July 27, 2023

How To Get Through Work On No Sleep: An Hour-By-Hour Guide

Natural light signals our brains to be up-and-at-’em, says Dr. Deirdre Conroy. So open the window and soak in the first light to activate your energy. Dehydration seriously compounds fatigue, so be sure to drink a glass of water too.
July 24, 2023

How to get a good night's sleep

Some studies suggest that women are 40 per cent more likely to experience sleep disruption than men. And throughout a woman’s life, puberty, pregnancy, menopause and caring responsibilities may all have an effect on the amount of good quality sleep available to women.
July 22, 2023

What You Can Do Now to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

It has to do with the severity of the memory issues. Concerns arise when memory issues are “significant, daily and involve large episodes,” explains Henry Paulson, M.D., Ph.D. “If I can’t remember that I had dinner three nights ago with six people, that’s a concern.”

July 20, 2023

Majority of older adults with cognitive impairment still drive

"It is likely appropriate that some with mild cognitive impairment are still driving, but for some it may not be," said Dr. Lewis B. Morgenstern. "Close family may have discussions with aging loved ones about Advance Driving Directives, These are agreements between an aging person and a loved one about having conversations about driving cessation."