News from Neurology

Aphasia is a cognitive condition causing deterioration of communication skills

KTBS3 - The family of Hollywood action star Bruce Willis announced that he is “stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him” due to a diagnosis of aphasia. Dr. Roger Kelley, professor and chairman of neurology at LSUHS shares about the effects of Aphasia.

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Forum News - Age related neurodegenerative diseases like late-onset Alzheimer’s develop over the years, due to a combination of genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors. It is helpful to understand a few key concepts related to disease pathophysiology to understand prevention and intervention. (Center for Brain Health at LSU Health Shreveport)

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LSUHS Researcher among team to win People’s Choice Award for American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s Change Agents Competition

Oleg Chernyshev MD, Associate Professor of Neurology and Sleep Medicine at LSUHS, and Washington University Sleep Center teammates were named the winners of the AASM Change Agent People’s Choice Award for their proposed creation of a “Mobile Sleep Medicine Model.”

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Health Matters: Alzheimer’s and Other Forms of Dementia

Red River Radio - In 2020, 5.8 million people were living with Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Elizabeth Disbrow, Professor of Neurology and Director of Center for Brain Health at LSU Health Shreveport, and Paulette Freeman, Executive Director of The Bridge Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center talk about Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia and the latest research.

 
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The Bridge provides resources supporting those with Dementia and Alzheimer's

The Best of Times - Dr. Elizabeth Disbrow, Professor in Department of Neurology and Director of LSUHS Center for Brain Health, joins Paula Freeman to talk about the resources and education provided by The Bridge, a resource for caregivers and providers of those with Dementia and Alzheimer's.

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One recent study found that men fared much worse than women in attention, processing speed, decision-making, memory and language, among others. “We found that men were more cognitively impaired than women across the board,” says Elizabeth Disbrow, Director of the Center for Brain Health at LSU Health Shreveport. “Their cognitive issues were much more pronounced.”

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LSU Health Shreveport post-doctoral fellow receives Career Development Award from American Heart Association

BIZ Magazine - Celeste Y.C. Wu, PhD, post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Neurology at LSU Health Shreveport, was awarded the American Heart Association Career Development Award receiving $231,000 in funding.

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LSUHS new discovery for Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia

KTAL/KMSS - A team of scientists and clinicians at LSU Health Shreveport made a groundbreaking discovery for Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia. Dr. Karen Stokes said the new finding could be extremely impactful on Alzheimer’s disease because it will allow doctors to detect the disease early and monitor the progression better.

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