Are you or a loved one living with a neurologic disorder? Are you seeking answers about what it all means and how to adapt to new changes in life? Do you need reliable information presented in a clear and engaging style? Then look no further than this series of books from the American Academy of Neurology, which combines the expertise of highly respected neurologists with valuable insights from other related experts, patients, and caregivers.

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Navigating Life with Migraine and Other Headaches, by William B. Young, MD, FAHS, FAAN, and Stephen D. Silberstein, MD, FACP, FAAN, focuses on the many myths that exist around headaches and dispels common misperceptions by providing simple explanations on how headaches occur and, most importantly, how to treat them. From vitamins to prescription medications, from deciding when to go to the emergency department to optimizing doctor visits, options for managing headaches are presented in this accessible and easy-to-read resource.

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Navigating Life with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, by Mark B. Bromberg, MD, PhD, FAAN; and Diane Banks Bromberg, JD, is an accessible, comprehensive, and up-to-date informational guide about the challenges patients, family members, and caregivers face when confronted by ALS. This book covers all aspects of managing ALS from the onset of symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, and coping strategies to the use of home health care or hospice and new research in the field. It also sheds light on difficult topics, such as end-of-life care and managing legal affairs.

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Navigating Life with Epilepsy, by David C. Spencer, MD, FAAN, includes discussions of symptoms, diagnoses, treatments, and how to manage day-to-day life with epilepsy. Topics also include drug therapy and the side effects, surgical therapy, alternative therapies, and epilepsy treatment in women, older people, and teens. Patients' stories are peppered throughout to illustrate that they are not alone as they navigate the myriad psychosocial challenges associated with epilepsy, including everyday concerns such as driving, work, and relationships.

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Navigating Life with Multiple Sclerosis, by Kathleen Costello, MS, ANP-BC, MSCN; Ben W. Thrower, MD; and Barbara S. Giesser, MD, includes discussions of symptoms, diagnoses, and treatments, and how to manage day-to-day life with multiple sclerosis. Topics also include lifestyle and wellness information including diet and exercise, and recent advances in research.

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Navigating the Complexities of Stroke, by Louis R. Caplan, MD, 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.

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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's. 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.

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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.

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Navigating Smell and Taste Disorders, by Ronald DeVere, MD, and Marjorie Calvert is the inaugural book in the series. The book includes information on how smell and taste work, treatments, personal stories, tips for food preparation, and 36 patient-tested recipes that will help those with smell or taste loss reconnect with the pleasure of food.

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