Neurology

Volunteers make World Parkinson Congress a success
Volunteers make World Parkinson Congress a
tremendous success

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 ...

Posted: November 23, 2013|Featured, Neurology, Research|0 comments

Skill building program for people who care for family members with dementia
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
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 ...

Posted: October 19, 2013|Current Print Issue, Featured, Neurology|0 comments

A primer on progressive supranuclear palsy
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, ...

Posted: October 16, 2013|Current Print Issue, Diseases, Neurology|0 comments

Holland Bloorview’s groundbreaking research in youth concussion
Holland Bloorview’s groundbreaking research in
youth concussion

Dr. Michelle Keightley going through physical tests with Sean Killin, who suffered his first concussion at 12 years old. Sixteen-year-old Sean Killin remembers his first concussion, sort of. He was chasing a hockey puck when two opposing players body checked ...


Neurologist pilots program that treats patients at home
Neurologist pilots program that treats patients at home

At home treatments for IVIG would be easier for patient Deborah Farquhar, who travels an hour each way from Richmond Hill to Toronto General Hospital for her monthly appointment. Deborah Farquhar doesn’t always look forward to her monthly visits to ...

Posted: October 8, 2013|Current Print Issue, Neurology, Research|0 comments

High performance computing advances neuroscience research
High performance computing advances neuroscience research

Each filled circle represents a brain region. At the moment in time represented by this particular graph, if two brain regions have similar activity, a line is drawn between them. In this plot we can see two clusters of ...


Study finds 25 per cent of children with Cerebral Palsy suffer from moderate to severe pain
Study finds 25 per cent of children with Cerebral Palsy
suffer from moderate to severe pain

Principal investigator Dr. Darcy Fehlings examines Paige Zaldin, a client in a Bloorview Research Institute study on children with cerebral palsy and pain. Study published in Pediatrics encourages pediatricians to treat the cause of pain, not the symptoms Even Dr. Darcy ...


Mild cognitive impairment an early intervention point in the fight against dementia
Mild cognitive impairment an early intervention point in
the fight against dementia

The World Health Organization has estimated that the number of people worldwide with the most severe form of memory loss–dementia–is expected to triple by 2050 to more than 100 million adults. Neuropsychologists at Baycrest Health Sciences are working on getting ahead ...

Posted: October 31, 2012|Mental Health, Neurology, Patient Care|0 comments

Clinical Neurological Sciences Unit rolls out a complete oral health assessment for patients
Clinical Neurological Sciences Unit rolls out a complete
oral health assessment for patients

  London Health Sciences Centre is the first hospital in the region to implement a tool to assess the acute care oral health of inpatients, and a guideline for staff implementing oral care. The Clinical Neurological Sciences (CNS) Unit at University ...

Posted: September 25, 2012|Featured, Neurology, Patient Care|0 comments

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