Over 50% of Diagnoses by Neurologists Are Wrong

Only brain autopsies can deliver a certain diagnosis. Because symptoms of many neurological diseases overlap, clinical assessment is often incorrect, even when the diagnosis is delivered by an experienced neurologist.  Brain tissue also allows neurologists to refine diagnostic criteria.

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Human Brain Tissue Is Essential to Neurological Research

Neurological research uses brain tissue for several purposes. Genetic studies look for associations between DNA and confirmed diagnoses.  Other studies look for correlations between clinical records (symptoms before death) and pathological details (confirmed disease).   Brain tissue donations organized by ...

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Bay Area Support Group

Caregiving, especially for loved ones with neurological disorders, is never easy.  Join us every six weeks in San Mateo for our caregiver-only support group meetings.   The meetings are suitable for caregivers dealing with one of the four atypical parkinsonism disorders ...

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Only Brain Autopsies Deliver Certain Diagnosis

Neurological diseases are often diagnosed incorrectly. In fact, up to 50% of atypical parkinsonian disorders are incorrectly diagnosed, even by neurologists. Only brain autopsies can deliver a diagnosis that is certain to be correct. Symptoms of many neurological diseases overlap, ...

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Get Educated

The Brain Support Network team regularly reviews resources made available by research organizations and disease interest groups. Most of these resources are available on the Web. See our lists of top resources for each of the atypical Parkinsonism disorders.  These ...

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Plan Ahead For Brain Donations

Research protocols require that the brain be removed by a licensed pathologist within 24 hours of death. This rapid removal is necessary to preserve the brain tissue for subsequent research.  Because there are no exceptions, advance planning improves the chances ...

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Join Our Email List

BSN maintains an email list to which we send tailored emails. You can sign up for LBD, PSP, MSA, or CBD lists on this site. Emails are specialized by subject and for attendees of BSN's Northern California Bay Area Support ...

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