It’s Brain Awareness Week 2013 – a time to think about the promise of brain research and how it’s helping all of us take practical steps towards healthier brains and a healthier future. Continue reading “Message from Dr. Donald Stuss, President and Scientific Director of OBI”
Report finds that physical activity protects us from losing brain function
A new report by the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) shows that more than one in seven cases of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) could be prevented by moderate physical activity. Continue reading “Walking Away From Dementia”
Give your brain a workout
On their own, physical activity and cognitive (mental) exercise can each act to keep our bodies and our brains fit. But did you know that challenging your body and your brain together can maximize the brain health benefit? Continue reading “Your Brain Health”
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Gaming platforms make therapy fun for kids with limited mobility
Experts at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital are turning popular video games into a new form of home-based therapy for children with one of the most common types of cerebral palsy (CP). Continue reading “Playing for better health”
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A unique approach brings movement to stroke survivors
BOTOX® and robots: a curious pair.
But it’s this novel combination of medicine and technology that’s helping doctors and scientists find better treatments for stroke patients with limited movement.
More than 50,000 people in Canada suffer a stroke every year. Of them, more than one third develop a condition called spasticity. Continue reading “The road to recovery”
The brain. It drives our intelligence, our feelings, our ability to interact, to walk and talk, remember the good times, plan for the future, and care for ourselves and each other. It is the core of our lives and our world. Continue reading “Message from Dr. Donald Stuss, President and Scientific Director of OBI”