Neurology

Barry R. thought he knew all about the debilitating effects of strokes from his family history, but when he suffered one of his own at age 61, he learned just how far treatments had advanced. Thanks to telestroke technology and a medical team ready for his arrival at Overlook Medical Center, Barry received the clot-busting medicine tPA within just 14 minutes – a record for the hospital at that time and well within the 45-minute national standard. Read more of his story >




Neurology Programs and Screenings

Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available. Unless otherwise noted, to register for any of these programs call 1-800-247-9580 Monday through Thursday between 8:30am to 8:00pm and Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm, or sign-up online at Atlantic Health System’s classes and events registration; all programs are free unless a fee is indicated.
 
Day of Hope: Living Well with Parkinson’s Disease
Patients, care partners and community members come together to learn about new research and receive inspiration and information on helpful resources.     
Saturday, October 13; 8:30am to 12:45pm
Overlook Medical Center, Bouras Auditorium
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.

World Stroke Day
Keynote speakers and interactive demonstrations will explain stroke symptoms, risk factors and preventative lifestyle changes. Stroke screenings and refreshments will be provided.
Monday, October 29; 8:00 to 11:00am
Overlook Medical Center, Bouras Auditorium
For more information and to register, call 908-522-2842.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
Through sharing their experiences and concerns, multiple sclerosis patients will learn more about their condition and find emotional support. Registration is requested.
Fourth Monday of every month; 1:00 to 2:00pm
Overlook Medical Center, Conference Room 1
For more information and to register, please call 908-522-2829.
 
Living Well with Primary Progressive Aphasia
Adults with this condition can meet for conversation and support. Spouses are welcome, but will meet in a separate group.
First Thursday of every month, 11:30am to 12:30pm
Atlantic Rehabilitation, 550 Central Avenue, New Providence, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 908-522-2885.
 
Wellness and Support Program for Alzheimer’s Disease
This program offers Alzheimer’s disease patients and their families educational seminars, healing arts programs, and counseling and therapy services.
For more about upcoming program dates, please call 908-522-5901.
 
Wellness and Support Program for Parkinson’s Disease
This program offers Parkinson’s disease patients and their families educational seminars, exercise and integrative medicine classes, and counseling and therapy services.
For more about upcoming program dates, please call 908-522-5901.
 
Brain Injury Support Group
Adults with brain injuries can meet for conversation and support.
Fourth Wednesday of every month, 11:30am to 12:30pm        
Atlantic Rehabilitation, 550 Central Avenue, New Providence, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 908-522-2885.
 
Stroke Support Group
Through sharing their experiences and concerns, stroke survivors and caregivers can receive emotional and educational support. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required.
Second Thursday of every month, Noon to 1:00pm
Overlook Medical Center, Conference Room 4
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.
 
Chambers Center for Well Being
The Chambers Center for Well Being can help you develop a personal plan for a healthier lifestyle. Through lectures, classes and therapeutic services, we’ll show you how stress management, proper dietary balance and increased exercise can improve your overall well-being – mind, body and spirit. View a full list of classes, services and related fees > or call 908-598-7997.


Neurology Articles
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Drugs taken in pregnancy to prevent epilepsy seizures can raise the risk of language delays in children. But new research shows that folic acid supplements can cut that risk.

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Many older Americans with dementia don't know they have the disease, a new study indicates.

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Middle-aged people who drink moderately -- no more than a glass of wine a day -- may have a relatively lower risk of developing dementia later in life, researchers report.

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If you're middle-aged and you think you're losing your memory, you're not alone, a new U.S. government report shows.

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Many women with migraines have headaches triggered by hormonal fluctuations. Now a small study hints that estrogen could play a role in men's migraines, too.

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