Neurology

New treatment for Parkinson’s disease
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 ...

Posted: September 17, 2014|Neurology, Patient Care, Research|0 comments

Sometimes it IS brain surgery
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 ...

Posted: August 15, 2014|Featured, Neurology, Surgery|0 comments

Vest helps rehabilitate after mild brain injuries
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
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 ...

Posted: May 6, 2014|Neurology, Patient Care|0 comments

Canada’s role in international dementia study
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 tremendous 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 ...


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