In support of BIPOC

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We, the clinicians and staff of San Francisco Neuropsychology, stand firmly in solidarity with the Black community and vehemently condemn the police brutality we have repeatedly witnessed throughout our country, as well as the systematic racism that pervades our society … Read More

How You Can Protect Your Parent From Delirium

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Why Families Have an Advantage in Delirium Prevention HELP brings in medical staff if delirium develops. But the preventive program is mostly non-medical. It answers each of the six targeted risk factors with these simple interventions: Dehydration: Encourage drinking, unless … Read More

Unlicensed clinic causes trauma and tragedy for patients

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A recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle describes how patients of an unlicensed neuroscience received incorrect diagnoses of Alezheimer’s, TBI, and dementia, among others. The tragic consequences are a reminder of the importance of accurate neuropsychological evaluations, assessments, and other diagnostic … Read More

Drug used for ADHD does not Boost Cognition in Parkinson’s

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but effective with other symptoms such as impulsivity . . . by Kristina Fiore, Associate Editor, MedPage Today, 06/24/2016 Although they did have improvements in measures of impulsivity and inattention, Parkinson’s patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) did not display improved cognition when … Read More

Three-year old shows progress using hi-tech assistive speech system

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Three-year old shows progress using hi-tech assistive speech system by Aacorn A year old boy diagnosed with a language disorder at a young age, after initial progress using word picture cards with his mother, their decision to research hi-tech assistive speech options, has shown … Read More

Acting Out Dreams can be Early Sign of Parkinson’s

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Acting Out Dreams Is Often Early Sign of Parkinson’s Disease by Tanya Lewis, in Live Science, April13, 2015 A rare sleep disorder that makes people act out their dreams may be an early warning of a deadly neurological illness, a new … Read More

Is LESS rest better after a concussion?

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Limiting Rest Is Found to Help Young Concussion Patients By Catherine Saint Louis, in the New York Times, January 5, 2015 Among a group of patients ages 11 to 22, those with a concussion who were prescribed strict rest for five … Read More

Books for Parenting Children with Disabilities

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Top Ten Books for Parenting Children with Disabilities “Brain, Child” Magazine, January 29, 2015 These ten books all make two similar points: 1) Your child is more than a syndrome or symptoms or disability, and 2) Navigating the bureaucracy associated with … Read More

The scientific evidence against spanking, timeouts, and sleep training

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The scientific evidence against spanking, timeouts, and sleep training “Brain, Child” Magazine, January 29, 2015, by Roger Thompson An in depth examination of the emergence of the field of “interpersonal neurobiology” in recent decades, and how research can inform our understanding … Read More

Poor Sleep Tied to Brain Changes of Dementia

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Poor Sleep Tied to Brain Changes of Dementia Nicholas Bakalar,  in the New York Times, December 15, 2014 Poor sleep in older adults may be linked to brain changes associated with dementia, a new study has found. well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/12/15/poor-sleep-tied-to-brain-changes-of-dementia/ If you want to receive … Read More

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