News & Events
New Aim 4 Study featured in Science Daily and other publications
ONDRI Aim 4’s deep dive into the correlation of history of neurological or psychiatric conditions in Ontario was recently highlighted in key research and academic publications.
ONDRI Scholar Frederico Faria, PhD., presents at the GSA 2020
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....
Special presentation for the Parkinson Canada Community
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...
ONDRI’s Manuel Montero-Odasso, MD, presented at AAIC20
Manuel Montero-Oddaso, MD, presented on "Abnormal #brain structure mediates the association between ApoE4 and slow #gait among patients with pathological cognitive impairment: Results from ONDRI" at the #AAIC20 on Thursday July 30th, 2020. Full schedule for the AAIC...
Special Presentation for the Alzheimer Community
Thank you to those who joined our special presentation for the front line staff Alzheimer community Ontario Neurodegenerative Disease Research Initiative (ONDRI): Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going and Implications for Care of People Living with Dementia. For those...
WEBINAR: Taking Care of Body, Mind & Soul in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Thank you to all who joined our discussion for people living with, or caring for, someone living with a neurodegenerative disease, stroke, dementia or frailty. This webinar took place on April 29, 2020. If you missed it, please watch the event below.
ONDRI Featured in Dementia Dialogue Podcast
On March 9, 2021 Dementia Dialogue released the latest installment of its podcast entitled “Changing Roles in Dementia Research: From subjects to participants”. The episode features Jill Czuczman discussing her role as a care partner to her husband David, who is living with frontotemporal dementia, along with Dr. Rick Swartz, a stroke neurologist and ONDRI’s co-lead.
Congratulations to Susan Bronskill, PhD, for being promoted to the rank of Professor!
On behalf of the entire ONDRI team, we wanted to send out a hearty congratulations to Susan Bronskill, PhD. Dr. Bronskill who heads ONDRI’s Aim 4: Health Systems Research initiative, has been promoted to the rank of Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health,...
ONDRI’s Richard Swartz, MD, PhD, Leads COVID-19 brain study using gaming technology
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...
ONDRI Researchers Proud to Contribute to the 5th CCCDTD Guidelines
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...
ONDRI Supporting International Self-Care Day
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.
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and the central nervous system
Read the scientific article co-written by ONDRI co-lead Doug Munoz, PhD, along with Fernanda G. De Felice, PhD. here.
Bill McIlroy, PhD: Aging Well Suzuki Style
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.
ONDRI & Partners Bring Important Public Health Messaging to Our Communities
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.
Women face higher rates of pain, depression after strokes than men, study finds
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.