Neuroscience research news you may have missed

Because so many people have neurological disorders, research to prevent, treat or cure them is essential. Here at the OHSU Brain Institute, we bring doctors, laboratory scientists, and...

Deep brain stimulation surgery: Eugene patient shares his story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pUkBRkzw0o Parkinson’s disease nearly overwhelmed Colin Halstead’s life. He needed two canes to walk. He took 27 pills a day. His voice was hard to...

The role of the athletic trainer in the concussion clinic

For many years athletic trainers have been on the sidelines helping concussed athletes, starting with the initial injury through the return-to-play process, and back onto the field. We use our...

Researcher and neurologist grateful for early-career grant

The Oregon Charitable Tax Checkoff grant was the first research grant I ever received. I was a neurology resident at the time, and with guidance from Dr. Jeff Kaye, the OHSU Layton Aging and...

Lecture series explores the secret life of the brain

The workings of the brain remain mysterious. Moral choices, the effects of physical touch, vivid dreams—we may not know how or why they happen, but they all can serve a purpose. Our 2017...

Holiday meals

Holiday meals can be very stressful for caregivers for persons with dementia. Here are some tips to keep the meals pleasant. Tell your guests about the dementia diagnosis ahead of time. It can be...

Holiday Travel Tips

As the holidays approach, many of us look forward to traveling to visit friends and family. Many families ask me about traveling with family members with dementia. Here are my top tips. Plan your...

Fatal fits and nods affect us all

A child with intractable seizures is heartbreaking for family, friends and the neurologist who searches for effective therapy. But a child with intractable seizures who lives in dire poverty, who is...