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In-depth information on different kinds of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Patient experts inspire and guide with practical advice on how to manage conditions, be an effective caregiver, and more.

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Living With ALS: One Man's Journey

HealthCentral speaks with an ALS patient about living with the condition — and the hope for a cure.

By Lara DeSanto

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Making Sense of MS Treatments

Good news: You’ve got options. Less-good news: They can be confusing. Here’s help.

By Erin L. Boyle
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10 Things You Don't Know About MS Treatments

Therapies for this disease are highly effective but all the choices can be confusing. We asked the experts to sort things out.

By Erin L. Boyle
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Your MS Treatment Questions, Answered

Worried? We’ve got the info you need right now. Read on!

By Erin L. Boyle
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Myths and Facts: Getting to Know NMOSD

This severe but treatable autoimmune disorder is often mistaken for multiple sclerosis. Get the facts on what makes it unique.

By Lexi Krupp
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A Clear Look at Vision Loss Caused by NMOSD

One of the scariest possible effects of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder is losing your sight. Here's what to know.

By Jodi Helmer
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Your Partner Was Just Diagnosed With MS, Now What?

Hearing that your love has multiple sclerosis is scary. We've got tips on how to help your partner (and yourself) through.

By Bethany Kandel
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Sleep Better Tonight: The MS Guide to Dreamland

From leg spasms to anxiety, catching your zzz’s with multiple sclerosis may seem impossible. Here’s how to get the rest you need so you can keep doing all the stuff you love to do.

By Michelle Konstantinovsky
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Does the Immune System Play a Role in Parkinson’s Disease?

Research sheds light on one potential cause of this mysterious condition, which could open new avenues for treatment.

By Sarah Ellis

Let's Talk About Causes of Multiple Sclerosis

Spoiler alert: Nobody really knows the exact cause of multiple sclerosis, and honestly, there are likely many.

By Patrick Sullivan

How to Know When Your RRMS Is Progressing to SPMS

When familiar symptoms appear and worsen, then never retreat, you'll know the disease is advancing.

By Jeanine Barone

Meet the Experts

Lisa Emrich
Patient Advocate

Living with MS and RA, Lisa Emrich is a powerful patient advocate who inspires people to live better and stay active.

Trevis Gleason
Patient Advocate

Award-winning author, chef and blogger, Trevis L. Gleason was diagnosed with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis in 2001.

Carol Bradley Bursack

Carol Bradley Bursack is a veteran family caregiver who writes as the Candid Caregiver as well as focusing on dementia.