Donepezil is associated with a two-fold higher risk of hospital admission for rhabdomyolysis. 

LHSC: Victoria Hospital - 

A new study has found that a drug commonly used to manage symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias — donepezil — is associated with a two-fold higher risk of hospital admission for rhabdomyolysis, a painful condition of muscle breakdown, compared to similar medications.

Dementia is a growing problem in our aging society, with almost 10 million patients worldwide given a new diagnosis each year. 

Air pollution

London researchers are studying whether long-term exposure to air pollution and city noise increase a person’s risk of developing epilepsy.

LHSC: University Hospital - 

Epilepsy, a neurological disorder in which patients experience recurring seizures, can develop from a number of causes. Genetics plays a role in some cases while some develop as a result of conditions like stroke, tumours or head trauma.

Dr. Swati Mehta

Dr. Swati Mehta and a collaborative research team are developing internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) that meets the needs of persons with neurological conditions.

Researchers developing internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy for persons with neurological conditions

St. Joseph’s: Parkwood Institute - 

With an aging population, neurological conditions like stroke, brain injury and multiple sclerosis (MS) are on the rise in Canada. Those living with neurological conditions face many long-term challenges that can affect both their physical and cognitive functioning. They are also at an increased risk for mental health challenges such as depression and anxiety.

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