AE Alliance Blog

The AE Alliance blog endeavors to educate, inspire hope and build a community among patients, families and caregivers. This blog is written for families, patients, caregivers and anyone interested in learning more about autoimmune encephalitis.

#NYUHockey #PlayItFWD

In the past few weeks we have had some amazing people raise awareness for Autoimmune Encephalitis and raise funds for the AE Alliance, so we can continue to invest in research and improve clinical care. Let’s start in New York City. A friend of one of NYU’s hockey players got diagnosed in the spring with …

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Marie’s Voice

In 2015 my daughter Marie was entering 7th grade. She was very nervous over the summer prior to entering the new school. The first 4 weeks of school she skipped out on doing her homework and participation in classes. When I confronted Marie she told me that going to the Math resource room was making …

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We Appreciate You!

With Thanksgiving upon us in the US and the holiday season approaching, here at the Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance we want to take a few minutes to express our heartfelt gratitude to the many people who make fighting this rare illness possible: Thank you to the people affected by AE and their families and friends, who …

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Play it FWD Live Music Fest

A group of talented local high school students from The Fine Arts Center will be holding “Play It FWD” …Kids with a Purpose on December 2nd to raise funds for The Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance. “Play it FWD” will be an annual live music event with the purpose to support a nonprofit organization of the students’ choice …

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Encephalitis follow-up in primary care settings

We are honored to have friends at the Encephalitis Society in the UK, who provide support for the community of people who have experienced all types of encephalitis. Chief Executive, Dr. Ava Easton, has recently published an article entitled “Treating encephalitis in primary care settings” in the Independent Nurse. She provided a summary of the …

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Study reveals new insights on NMDAR antibodies

Physicians conducting research in Barcelona are using high-resolution microscopy and biochemical methods to unlock the secrets surrounding how anti-NMDA receptor antibodies cause disruption at the cellular level, resulting in the alteration of brain function. Dalmau and colleagues have discovered that under laboratory conditions, “NMDARs form nano-objects on the neuronal surface.” Patients with AE have developed …

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Rebecca’s Mom

I remember thinking when this year began that things were finally coming together for the Scheinert girls, who have had no shortage of ups and downs. My mom, two sisters, and I have been through it all together. I was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis before I could walk, and a variety of other autoimmune …

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