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

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 Working...

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...

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...

Intraoperative MRI adoption leading to reduced patient re-surgery rates

Earlier this year Stollery Children’s Hospital and the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton opened The Dan and Bunny Widney Intraoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging...

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,...

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