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Do Brain Games Really Work? Halifax Public Library Talk

September 17, 2015

Does brain training help make you smarter? Are video games harmful? Learn about the myths and realities of keeping your brain fit as you age.

All are welcome at Dr. Gail Eskes’ public talk as part of Science Literacy Week. The talk will take place on Monday September 21 at 12pm at the Halifax Central Library. For more information, see the Halifax Public Libraries website.

 

Parkinson’s Superwalk

September 15, 2015

On Saturday September 12, members of the Cognitive Health and Recovery Research Lab were delighted to participate in this year’s 25th annual Parkinson Superwalk. This event raises funds for Parkinson Society Canada that go towards support services, research, advocacy, and education. To learn more about Parkinson Society Maritime Region, the Superwalk, and our research to help people with Parkinson’s disease, check out Dr. Stephanie Jones along with Parkinson Society Maritime Region CEO Bob Shaw on Global TV.

http://globalnews.ca/video/2210411/parkinson-superwalk-4

 

Dr. Gail Eskes speaks about Parkinson’s research

September 15, 2015

Dr. Gail Eskes speaks about Parkinson’s research at the Parkinson Super Walk kickoff event.

Click here for a link to the video on Facebook.

 

Brain Awareness Week

March 25, 2015


The Cognitive Health and Recovery Laboratory participated in this years Brain Fair as a part of Brain Awareness Week at Dalhousie University. The Brain Fair was developed to foster interest in science and psychology in the Halifax community. We had many guests visit our booth this year! Thank you all for stopping by!

 

Cognitive Health & Recovery Lab Aims to Extend Care Through Telerehabilitation

Dr. Eskes, in collaboration with colleagues at Dalhousie and throughout Nova Scotia and PEI, will be conducting a study looking at feasibility of providing cognitive repair through the internet. They were one of seven successful teams who recently received funding from the Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) and the HSF Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery to conduct a pilot study to evaluate the feasibility of this approach.

The goal of this study is to increase the accessibility of cognitive rehabilitation for those living in their communities.

Please see the following link for more information: Telerehab Press Release 2014


Healthy Minds & Aging: First Talk a Great Success

Thank you to all of those who attended the 'Making the Most of Your Memory' talk at the Halifax Public Library on September 6. If you would like to download the slides from the presentation please visit our Cogntive Repair Kit website and click on the 'News' Tab.

Dr. Eskes' next talk at the Halifax Public Library will be on Sleep & Aging on Friday, October 11th at 12 pm.



Healthy Minds & Aging 

Dr. Gail Eskes will be giving two talks at the Halifax Public library this fall. Please see below for more information.  

Making the Most of Your Memory: Friday, September 6th at 12 pm.
Not all of our memory abilities get worse with age! How memory changes as we get older and the latest scientific evidence on how to make memory stronger.

Sleep & Aging: Friday, October 11th at 12 pm
Get a good nights sleep! What is going on in the brain while we sleep and how this activity changes with age.


Parkinson's SuperWalk 2013

The Cognitive Health and Recovery Research Laboratory will be participating in this years Parkinson’s SuperWalk!

The funds raised from the Parkinson’s SuperWalk 2013 will help support those Canadians with Parkinson’s and their caregivers through funding research, education, support, and advocacy.

Our team name is the Dalhousie Brain Trainers. To leave a comment on and/or to donate to the cause please visit our Dalhousie Brain Trainers Team Page.

We hope to see you there!


Congratulations to Andrew Clouter!

Congratulations to Andrew Clouter for successfully defending his Masters Thesis, entitled: ‘The Effects of Dual n-back Training on The Components of Working Memory and Fluid Intelligence: An Individual Difference Approach’.

We wish you well in your new position at the University of Birmingham!
 

RADIANT Program


Dalhousie hosts a yearly RADIANT Summer Institute on Neurotechnology, Innovation, and Commercialization (NICE). Welcome to all of the students who have come to beautiful Halifax to take advantage of this unique program! For more information please visit the RADIANT website. 

Canadian Stroke Network Best Practices

Dr. Gail Eskes chaired an expert national panel on Mood and Cognition in Patients Following Stroke for the Canadian Stroke Network (CSN)  The CSN released new recommendations from this panel on March 19, 2013 to guide physicians, nurses and allied health professionals in dealing with vascular cognitive impairment and post-stroke depression.

New recommendations, posted on the Canadian Best Practices Recommendations for Stroke Care, will be widely disseminated in the Canadian health-care community. Recent reports on the quality of stroke services in Canada show inconsistent screening and monitoring of stroke patients for depression and cognitive changes, even in large urban centres. Treatment delays may lead to poor outcomes, prolonged recovery and desperation on the part of patients and families.

Read more about the announcement here.