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What does COVID-19 do to the brain?
A team from Western University, the University of Toronto, and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre hope to answer this important question with a massive global study on the impacts of COVID on the brain.
Instead of coming into a lab or a doctor’s office, participants will take part in online games from the comfort of their own homes, to help researchers understand the long-term effects of the virus.
Study still recruiting! You can sign up here.
Click here to read a descriptive Toronto Star article.
Frederico Faria, PhD, presented his findings on Dual-task Gait Cost and Frontal Lobe Integrity in Poststroke - Results from The Ontario Neurodegenerative Disease Research Initiative (ONDRI) at the Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting (GSA) 2020....
Thank you to those who joined our special presentation for the Parkinson Canada community Ontario Neurodegenerative Disease Research Initiative (ONDRI): Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going and Implications for Care of People Living with Parkinson’s Disease Wednesday...
Since 1989, the Canadian Consensus Conferences on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dementia (CCCDTD) have provided evidence-based dementia guidelines for Canadian clinicians and researchers. As recently published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia, the journal of the...
Jill Czuczman, a member of ONDRI’s Patient & Community Advisory Committee, shares her experiences as a care partner to her husband who is living with Frontotemporal dementia. Clip is in support of International Self Help Day 2020.
Read the scientific article co-written by ONDRI co-lead Doug Munoz, PhD, along with Fernanda G. De Felice, PhD. here.
Bill McIlroy, PhD, (ONDRI’s AIM 2 Lead & Gait Platform Co-Lead) was featured on an episode of David Suzuki’s Nature of Things. The episode titled “Aging Well Suzuki Style” highlights some of the assessments employed in ONDRI’s study protocols.
Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, ONDRI brought a group of community advocacy groups together to generate relevant and tangible educational messages for people living with neurodegenerative disease, stroke and/or dementia.
Dr. Amy Yu and team analyzed data for 4,831 Ontario patients who were admitted to a nursing home after a stroke between 2011 and 2016. Results show interesting differences by gender.