Lawson researchers Dr. Arlene MacDougall, Dr. Mandar Jog, Dr. Elizabeth Finger, Dr. Jennie Wells

From left: The event was moderated by Dr. Arlene MacDougall with talks from Lawson researchers Dr. Mandar Jog, Dr. Elizabeth Finger and Dr. Jennie Wells. 

Watch the expert talks from Lawson’s Café Scientifique event on neurodegenerative diseases

Off­site - 

In Ontario alone, an estimated 285,000 individuals currently live with some form of neurodegenerative disorder. This includes Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, mild cognitive impairment, dementia and movement disorders. 

The experiences and symptoms for each person vary, but they share a progressive decline in their cognitive and motor function. It can affect their ability to work, socialize and live independently. 

Dr. Osuch and Justin Arcaro

Above: Dr. Elizabeth Osuch, a clinician-scientist at Lawson and associate professor at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, and Justin Arcaro, first author on the study and a former MSc candidate at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and research associate at Lawson

Study examines patient perspectives on care at FEMAP

London Health Sciences Centre - 

In a new study from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University, researchers partnered with youth receiving care at the First Episode Mood and Anxiety Program (FEMAP) at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) to better understand personal perspectives on care and treatment outcomes.