Possible dementia vaccine closer

A vaccine to ward off dementia is currently being readied for human clinical trials after successful testing in a variety of animal models.   A...

Concussion rates are nearly double what we thought

By Ellen Rosenberg With concussions seeming more common than ever before, researchers at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University Health Network, set out to answer the...

Disease causing mutation found in French-Canadians

Carriers at higher risk of developing neurodegenerative disease A team of Canadian scientists, including researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro)...

Unique brain “fingerprint” can predict drug effectiveness

Technique can be used to better categorize patients with neurological disease, according to their therapeutic needs Personalized medicine – delivering therapies specially tailored to...

Innovative Parkinson’s program

With the recent recognition of Parkinson’s Awareness Month across Canada, Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) is spreading the word about its unique program for people...

$100 million partnership in brain health and aging innovation

Baycrest Health Sciences will lead a new Canadian venture aimed at optimizing the cognitive, emotional and physical well-being of older adults—across the country and...

Circuit training improving access to concussion therapy

The acquired brain injury (ABI) program at St. Joseph’s Parkwood Institute is providing faster access to effective outpatient treatment for people who have a...

New treatment for Parkinson’s disease

This fall, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre) expects to introduce a previously...

Vest helps rehabilitate after mild brain injuries

It is common for people with a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) to feel anxious and unsettled, often having trouble judging distances. “We think...

Integrating iDevices with rehab

Providence Healthcare’s iPad project began when Occupational Therapists identified an opportunity to advance therapeutic approaches in stroke and neuro rehabilitation by incorporating the use...

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