Best of the BSN Blog 2018

As we celebrate the beginning of a new year, we wanted to share our most visited blog posts and articles from 2018. It is our hope that we have provided meaningful resources to those with neurological disorders, their families, and their caregivers.

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OUR TOP POSTS OF 2018


 

Apps to increase vocal loudness and improve fluency (speech therapist’s favorites)

 

PSP Stages/Phases, by two caregivers

 

 

“Cannabis and Parkinson’s Disease” – Lecture Notes

 

 

Constant groaning in PSP (case report)

 

 

Caregiver Stress Syndrome: Identifying Symptoms, Finding Solutions

 

 

“Applause sign” to diagnose PSP?

 

 

Webinar Notes – Hallucinations and delusions in LBD

 

 

Mayo Rochester finally reports results from mesenchymal stem cell study in MSA

 

Sharon’s Treatment Regimen for CBD

 

 

Five types of PSP and diagnostic challenges

 

 

Stress Symptoms, Signs, and Causes: Improving Your Ability to Handle Stress

 

“Are you a healthy caregiver” – 10 question test

 

 

Five Approximate Phases of Lewy Body Dementia (as seen by caregivers)

 

“Persisting in the Face of Caregiver Difficulties” – Webinar Notes

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Our 15th year of caregiver-only support group meetings

Tonight, Brain Support Network is starting its 15th year of holding caregiver-only support group meetings for those dealing with Lewy Body Dementia, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Multiple System Atrophy, and Corticobasal Degeneration. Thanks to all of our volunteers for making possible this milestone.

We meet nine times a year in San Mateo. Let us know if you’d like to be added to our support group meeting reminder email list.

New York – State law makes brain donation difficult

Generally speaking, brain donation is allowed in all states. However, New York makes brain donation difficult because state law requires that the brain be procured at a hospital. No New York hospitals are willing to plan in advance for brain donation. Most New York hospitals are reluctant to cooperate, even on a last-minute basis. If you live in the state of New York, the best option is to have your loved one transported across state lines for the brain procurement. Ask your funeral home or cremation organization if this is a viable option.