According to a study done in April 2013 by a McGill University doctor in Montreal, REM sleep behavior disorder may be one of the earliest indicators of Parkinson's disease or dementia. Neurologist Dr. Albert Lee, whose office is located in Lafayette, Indiana, focuses primarily in headaches, multiple sclerosis, and sleep and movement disorders.

Dr. Ronald Postuma who works at McGill University presented his research to the American Academy of Neurology based upon his findings at the Mayo Clinic based in Minnesota. His research found that of the 172 patients who had REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) diagnosed before their death, 160 had synucleinopathies, which are a subgroup of neurological diseases that contain Lewy bodies. These Lewy bodies may cause dementia or Parkinson's. The findings confirm there is a risk that patients with RBD may develop neurodegenerative disease.

The president of Indiana Neurology Specialty Care, Dr. Albert Lee possesses professional membership in the British Medical Association, the American Academy of Neurology, and the Association of British Neurologists. The board-certified Dr. Lee contributes articles to several publications, including a piece he coauthored on microsurgery pertaining to posterior circulation aneurisms.

Dr. Albert Lee is President of Indiana Neurology Specialty Care, a practice specializing in the treatment of headaches, multiple sclerosis, movement disorders, and sleep disorders. Here Dr. Lee shares important information about the causes and treatments for headaches.

There are several types of common headache. Tension headaches are caused by tight muscles in the shoulders, neck, jaw, and scalp. Often related to stress, anxiety, or an injury, they tend to be felt on both sides of the head. Migraine headaches are more severe, and they usually involve other symptoms such as blurred vision or nausea. A migraine generally begins as a dull ache and develops into a throbbing, pulsating, or pounding pain at the temple. Believed to be caused by chemical reactions in the brain, migraines can usually be treated by certain relaxation techniques, as well as over-the-counter and prescription medications.

At the first sign of a headache, Dr. Lee advises drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated. Resting in a dark, quiet room can alleviate migraine symptoms, and deep breathing and relaxation techniques can also temper pain associated with headaches. Headaches are rarely associated with more serious conditions, but you should contact a doctor if the headache severely interferes with daily activities, gets worse over 24 hours, or is accompanied by slurred speech, a change in vision, nausea, or vomiting.