Neurologist pilots program that treats patients at home

Deborah Farquhar doesn’t always look forward to her monthly visits to the Toronto General Hospital, where she goes for her IVIG (intravenous immunoglobulin) treatment. Each...

High performance computing advances neuroscience research

Around the world, researchers and medical professionals are hard at work developing methods and processes to find cures, improve diagnoses and develop cost-effective treatments...

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...

Improving Parkinson’s diagnosis and treatment

Health care professionals across Canada have a new tool to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease. The first Canadian Guidelines on Parkinson’s...

Helping caregivers cope with Alzheimer’s disease

There may not yet be a cure for Alzheimer’s, but a new solution to help caregivers cope with family members who have the disease...

From dementia to diagnosis: A couple’s cautionary tale

Two years is a long time to wait between the first symptom of dementia and a diagnosis – precious time when 62-year-old Lou Grieve might...

Montreal team finds the gene responsible for three forms of childhood neurodegenerative diseases

Researchers at Montreal hospitals were in the forefront of an international team that recently announced a breakthrough discovery in understanding some forms of leukodystrophy,...

Landmark studies identify new gene as the most common cause of ALS and Frontotemporal...

Two studies published in the September 21 online issue of Neuron report the identification of the long-sought genetic abnormality which authors say is the...

New discovery may revolutionize treatment of ALS

Canadians researchers have made a significant discovery regarding ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, opening the door to novel approaches...

Medication timing critical in Parkinson’s disease

A one-week disruption of his Parkinson’s medication schedule resulted in nearly three months of distress for Lorne Collis after he returned home from a...

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