Ayer Neuroscience Institute

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Epilepsy

How Specialty Care Can Lower Risk of Death From Epilepsy

Patients getting epilepsy care in a specialty center had a lower chance of death, according to a Canadian study released in the Journal of the American Medical Society Neurology. Dr. Gabriel Martz, director of The Epilepsy Center at Hartford HealthCare’s Ayer Neuroscience Institute, said in some cases the challenges of...

Dr. Elena Bortan

Movement Disorders Care Comes to Mystic

Much as the design of the new Hartford HealthCare facility at 100 Perkins Farms Drive in Mystic reflects the vibe of coastal community, the location of specialists from the HHC Ayer Neuroscience Institute’s Chase Family Movement Disorders Center to the facility answers a demand for high-quality care and support in...

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Why Deep Brain Stimulation ‘Life-Altering’ for Some Parkinson’s Patients

By Sarah Zurek, RN, BSN Chase Family Movement Disorders Center When it comes to Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia, there is no cure but there are ways to reduce symptoms and improve your movement and quality of life. One way is through the surgical procedure called deep brain stimulation...

Parkinson's and Singning

Did Linda Ronstadt Have To Stop Singing? How Parkinson’s Therapy Could Help

Ten Grammys, two Academy of Country Music awards, an Emmy, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame membership and many gold and platinum albums couldn’t shield Linda Ronstadt from Parkinson’s disease. The singer known for “Blue Bayou,” “Don’t Know Much” and “You’re No Good” started noticing changes to her voice as...

Ozzy Osbourne

How Physical Therapy Might Help Ozzy Osbourne, Other Parkinson’s Patients

For years, substance abuse might have been the presumed root of shaking and stumbling by rock star Ozzy Osbourne, but the 71-year-old rocker recently revealed that Parkinson’s disease is to blame. Parkinson’s, a chronic and progressive movement disorder for which there is treatment but no cure, affects more than 200,000...

Dr. J. Antonelle de Marcaida

Dr. DeMarcaida Makes ‘Woman of Distinction’ List

Hartford Magazine uses words like “exceptional” and “significant” to describe the 30 Women of Distinction profiled in its December issue. And, right there on page 49 is Dr. J. Antonelle de Marcaida, medical director of the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute’s Chase Family Movement Disorders Center. Dr. de Marcaida, a...

Dr. Hugh Cahill

CHH Adds 3 Neurologists, Physician Assistant

The Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) has greatly increased access to neurology services for patients with the addition of three neurologists and a physician assistant in the Medical Office Building CHH, 538 Litchfield Street, Suite 104 in Torrington. Neurologists Dr. Hugh Cahill, Dr. Lucas Meira-Benchaya...