Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that causes damage to the brain cells which control memory and thinking. Doctor Dennis Chan talks about Alzheimer’s disease, how it is diagnosed and how virtual reality can help spot the early signs of the disease.
Visual snow syndrome is a neurological condition in which people’s vision becomes grainy or pixelated. In the past, many sufferers had their symptoms dismissed as being due to anxiety, or even wholly made up. Dr Mark Weatherall, a consultant neurologist in the UK, explains what specialists knows so far about this peculiar condition.
If you’re getting headaches quite frequently and you can't seem to identify an obvious cause, then maybe it’s time to make an appointment to see an expert neurologist about the problem. Dr Hadi Manji, a senior consultant neurologist in London, tells us about the consultation process and how he diagnoses different types of headache.
Doctor Dora Lozsadi talks about epilepsy, a neurological disease that affects adults and children alike. Discover how epilepsy is diagnosed, when to visit a neurologist and how to treat seizures.
A colloid cyst is a benign brain tumour, which means it’s non-cancerous. These cysts don’t spread, but they do slowly grow in size. Due to its location in the ventricles, a colloid cyst can sometimes cause a blockage of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF). Mr Christopher Chandler talks about the symptoms of a colloid cyst and how we can treat one.
Dementia is a terrible disease no matter what age it strikes, but did you know that it can even affect people in their 40s and 50s? Acclaimed neurologist Professor Peter Garrard is here to explain early onset dementia.
If you suffer from chronic pain in your back, arms or legs, then spinal cord stimulation therapy can help block the pain and bring some relief. Of course, as with any surgical procedures there lies a risk and a patient should know exactly what to expect following the operation. Top neurosurgeon Mr Richard Gullan explains all...
Living with chronic pain can really impact your daily life. There's now a small surgically implanted device known as a spinal cord stimulator that is inserted next to the vertebrae and masks pain signals before they reach the brain. Expert neurosurgeon Mr Richard Gullan explains more...
Problems with the brain are always a worrying prospect. Our brains are, in a lot of ways, who we are, containing our memories and acting as the control centres of our bodies. A cavernoma is a condition of the blood vessels that can occur in the brain or spinal cord, and can even lead to bleeding in the brain. Are they serious? Leading neurosurgeon Mr Christos Tolias has the answers.
Cannabis oil has been popular in the media recently, leaving us to wonder if the non-intoxicating plant extract can help with medical problems, such as anxiety and sleep problems. We asked top neurosurgeon Dr Dora Lozsadi for her insight on whether CBD oil can help with conditions such as severe childhood anxiety and who can prescribe it...