PNIBLOG

Holiday Cheer NOT fear

For people suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease—the most common form of dementia and a condition that affects nearly 6 million Americans­—the holiday festivities can present some unique challenges. Read about some things to keep in mind to help us all feel that holiday cheer as we head into “the most wonderful time of the year.”

dementia and aggression

Aggression is one of the worst parts of caring for a parent or senior loved one with dementia, but you’re not powerless. Having a number of strategies on hand to deploy whenever you need them gives you the means to handle a loved one’s aggression any time it rears its head.

Learn more about how to cope with aggression and dementia.

Vision is arguably our most important sense. Learn about minimally invasive keyhole surgery options for brain, skull base & pituitary tumors impacting the anterior visual pathways & eye movements.

Dr. Venkata Yenugonda

Dr. Yenugonda is driven by his desire to better mankind by developing safe, effective and affordable drugs for difficult diseases that can be easily accessed by everyone. Utilizes a unique, two-pronged approach, he combines drug discovery tools and nanotechnology tools to circumvent existing clinical problems. Learn more.

Pacific Brain Health Center

Find out how Pacific Neuroscience Institute’s experienced multidisciplinary Brain Health team treats psychiatric and neurological conditions including Alzheimer’s disease, memory loss, balance problems, as well as depression and anxiety. Learn more about specialty programs that focus on neuromuscular health and promote healthy brain aging.

Sarah McEwen PhD

Dr. Sarah McEwen’s determination to make a difference bridges the gap between academic research and the underserved populations in the community. Her research and clinical work implement physical and cognitive interventions simultaneously during the earliest phases of illness with the possibility of preventing cognitive decline. Read more.

The Many Manifestations of Meningioma

Meningiomas, the most common primary brain tumor, can arise literally anywhere in the intracranial dura – the thick membrane that surrounds the brain – and even inside the fluid filled chambers of the brain. Neurosurgeons need to have a full surgical armamentarium for their removal, ideally using keyhole techniques that maximize tumor removal and minimize risk of collateral damage and complications. Read about Pacific Neuroscience Institute’s extensive meningioma experience.

thombectomy-capable stroke center

Good news for Santa Monica! Providence Saint John’s has been certified as a Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center (TSC) by the Joint Commission. Providence Saint John’s Health Center (PSJHC) is the first center to receive this level of designation in LA County, and also serves as a comprehensive stroke system for LA County EMS.

Clinical Trials Round-Up at PNI

Find out about the latest clinical trials at Pacific Neuroscience Institute for brain tumor, stroke and other neurological areas. Call our center at 310-829-8265 to enroll.