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Understanding Neurological Conditions

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Illustration of people studying someone's brain

Understanding Neurological Conditions aims to improve the quality of life for Canadians with neurological conditions by helping to remove stigmas, raise awareness, and empower Canadians with tools to navigate and advocate for their own health care.

Funding Research Is the Key to Understanding Neurological Conditions

Canadian researchers from coast to coast are working to understand how the brain works, as it’s key to the hundreds of diseases and injuries that affect it.

A New Age of Epilepsy Research Is Dawning, If We Can Fund It

Epilepsy is recognized by the World Health Organization as the most common serious brain disorder worldwide, and it can be thoroughly debilitating.

To Jeanne Beker, a Healthy Brain Means a Healthy Life

Jeanne Beker — fashion journalist, television star, and Honourary Board Member of the Women’s Brain Health Initiative — discusses brain health awareness.

Educators of Children with ASD Can Make A Big Impact

With the right training and tools — like those from the online training service Sonderly — teachers can help students with autism spectrum disorder succeed.

Don’t Navigate Mental Health and Addiction Support Alone

There are thousands of government-funded mental health and addiction resources and programs. Don’t struggle alone — ConnexOntario can help you find support.

If You Live with Parkinson’s Disease, You Are Not Alone

Nobody should have to navigate Parkinson’s disease alone. Blake Bell shares his journey with Parkinson’s, from diagnosis to how he thrives today.

Older Adults Need Support Throughout the COVID-19 Crisis

Older adults have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and it’s affecting their ability to manage their physical and cognitive health.

Important Research: COVID-19’s Effect on Older Adults

Scientists at the Rotman Research Institute are studying how COVID-19 affects older adults’ brains, mental health, and more.

Supporting Seniors’ Needs and Canada’s Economy with Smart Innovations

Through partnerships with industry-leading innovators like Trualta, the Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation is helping address unmet seniors’ needs.

Brain-Related Research Helps People to Live Better

Research into neurodegenerative diseases and traumatic brain injuries is crucial for successfully preventing, diagnosing, treating, and curing them.

Canadians Affected by MS Need Life-Changing Research

Finding a cure would be life-changing for millions of families affected by multiple sclerosis — and to get there, Canadians need to support the MS Society.

The Restorative Power of Neuroplasticity in People with MS

Enabling neuroplasticity in people with MS-related gait deficit — through products like PoNS™ — can help improve their walking ability and quality of life.

For People with Aphasia, the Pandemic’s Isolation Is Nothing New

Imagine sheltering in place during COVID-19 without being able to communicate with your friends and family. This is reality for Canadians with aphasia.

Why Checking for Concussions is Important

Managing symptoms and a gradual return to daily life are foundational to concussion recovery – and timing matters.

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