Global Brain Care Advancements from Our Doctors in Wisconsin
Some 50 million people in the United States will develop a neurological condition this year such as stroke, epilepsy or Parkinson disease among the most common and well-known conditions. However, many of these cases will go untreated due to embarrassment or incorrect self-diagnosis.
Aurora is focusing on brain care due to its heavy personal toll and economic cost in the hundreds of billions of dollars for medical expenses and lost productivity each year .
Using a multidisciplinary approach, Aurora’s brain care program is pioneering new interventions and imaging analysis techniques that optimize brain recovery and rehabilitation and enhance the quality of life of our patients, their families and their caregivers.
We provide care that ranges from prevention to acute intervention to long-term management to outreach and to linkages with community providers. Aurora’s comprehensive brain care program treats:
Brain tumors: including tumors of the brain itself and metastatic tumors, or tumors that originate elsewhere in your body and travel through your bloodstream to your brain
Carotid stenosis: narrowing of the carotid arteries, which run up each side of your neck and provide blood to your brain. It can result in a stroke or can cut off blood flow to parts of your brain
Cerebral or intracranial aneurysm/subarachnoid hemorrhage: dilation or ballooning of an arterial blood vessel in your brain. If an intracranial aneurysm ruptures, it results in a subarachnoid hemorrhage, a type of stroke
Dementia (such as Alzheimer's disease): name given to a group of symptoms involving cognition. In order to be diagnosed with dementia, there must be:
- A disturbance in memory
A decline in cognitive domains that cause functional impairment in:
- Visuospatial function
- Executive function (foresight, planning, anticipation, insight)
Praxis (learned motor skills)
Epilepsy: abnormal brain activity that leads to seizures, which occur in different parts of your brain defining the type of epilepsy
Hydrocephalus: caused by accumulation of fluid in your brain. Once known as "water on the brain," it causes potentially harmful pressure on brain tissues
Multiple sclerosis: damages the protective covering (myelin) of the nerve fibers of your brain and spinal cord leaving multiple areas of lesions that interfere with the conduction of nerve impulses throughout your body
Parkinson disease: slowly progressive neurological condition results in deterioration of nerve cells in the part of your brain that controls muscle movement
- Stroke: occurs when blood flow to your brain is disrupted. When this happens, your brain cells are deprived of oxygen and they do not function properly. Learn about stroke care.
Find a neurological care doctor. Call 888-863-5502.