Circuit training improving access to concussion therapy
Physiotherapist Shannon McGuire, second from left, and occupational therapist Becky Moran, second from right, lead the BrainEx 90 therapy sessions with patients Brenda Lenders, Marcia Gartly and Iraj Hadin. The acquired brain injury (ABI) program at St. Joseph’s Parkwood Institute ...
New treatment for Parkinson’s disease
Dr. Anne-Louise Lafontaine, neurologist and Director of the Movement Disorders Clinic at The Neuro. This fall, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre) expects to introduce a previously unavailable form ...
Sometimes it IS brain surgery
Dr. Mark Matishak as he performs a left frontal craniotomy to remove a tumour. Fate led me to the field of neurosurgery. As a young man, I was a keen cyclist and skier. Then, when I was in medical school, my ...
Vest helps rehabilitate after mild brain injuries
Wearing the weighted compression vest Linda DeGroot, right, practices balancing with the help of physiotherapist Shannon McGuire. It is common for people with a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) to feel anxious and unsettled, often having trouble judging distances. “We ...
Integrating iDevices with rehab
Providence Healthcare Speech-Language Pathologist Kristin Hayes uses an iPad dysphagia app to help a patient learn more about the effects of a stroke on swallowing. Providence Healthcare’s iPad project began when Occupational Therapists identified an opportunity to advance therapeutic approaches ...
Canada’s role in international dementia study
Dr. Michael Borrie discussing a patient’s case with clinical trials coordinator Sarah Woolmore-Goodwin. The pressure to advance dementia research is great, with the current estimated 44 million people worldwide with dementia expected to more than triple to 135 million by ...
Volunteers make World Parkinson Congress a
Barry Grennan of Move4Parkinsons with CherryVogt Ward, a volunteer at the conference who is living with Parkinson’s Disease. While many volunteer programs centre around local areas and require long term commitment, this October the World Parkinson Congress was a great ...
Skill building program for people who care for family
members with dementia
Heather, who cares for two parents with dementia, together with Dr. Joel Sadavoy at Mount Sinai Hospital. Mount Sinai Hospital was recently awarded a five-year, $2.84 million grant from the Government of Canada’s Social Development Partnerships Program to develop a ...
Patients with head injuries get faster, more streamlined
care at new concussion clinic
Dr. Donna Ouchterlony, director of the Head Injury Clinic at St. Michael’s Hospital in downtown Toronto. Traumatic brain injuries are often difficult to diagnose and can take a long time. Opened in September 2013, St. Michael’s Hospital’s new urgent care ...
A primer on progressive supranuclear palsy
Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is a brain disease similar to Parkinson’s disease in its outward appearance but to Alzheimer’s disease under the microscope. It has no known effective treatment or cure. PSP affects brain cells that control walking, balance, mobility, ...
Education and Professional Development
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Education and Professional Development
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Health Care Policy
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From the CEO's Desk
Meet Sarah. Sarah was a 26 year-old newly graduated teacher who always dreamed of getting married. She had a met and subsequently became […]Read more →
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The Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre in Montreal, Quebec is one of the few long-term care centres in Canada to have a Centre […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Digitization of paper records is a necessary component in every organization’s evolution to fully electronic records systems. For Canadian hospitals already under pressure […]Read more →
Geriatrics and Aging
Supporting seniors to stay healthy in their home is one of the health care system’s greatest challenges; accomplishing it is one of Fraser […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
Communities across Ontario are seeing a shift in demographics. Populations are growing and aging. As a result of this new reality, hospitals are […]Read more →