Lawson researchers are the first in the world testing a triple intervention aimed at treating mild cognitive impairment and delaying the onset of dementia. The clinical trial is one of the research stories featured in St. Joseph’s 2016-2017 Annual Report.
St. Joseph’s Health Care London’s 2016-2017 Annual Report features stories of care, recovery, discovery, teaching and resiliency – of care teams, patients, residents, and their families.
Included in the 2016-2017 Annual Report are the following research stories:
- New imaging research chairs make history: In a historical-first, St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation and Western University announced two research chairs to advance imaging research at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute. The research chairs have been named after the two scientists who are revolutionizing health care through their groundbreaking imaging research – Drs. Ting-Yim Lee and Frank Prato.
- A world-first approach to dementia: Researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute are the first in the world conducting a clinical trial to test a triple intervention aimed at treating mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and delaying the onset of dementia. The Mobility, Exercise and Cognition (MEC) team will be incorporating physical exercises, cognitive training and vitamin D supplementation to determine the best treatment for improving mobility and cognition.
- First clinical guidelines in Canada for pain following spinal cord injury: Researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute are the first in Canada to develop clinical practice guidelines that address the unique challenges for managing pain during recovery and rehabilitation from spinal cord injury.
- CAHO HWS field trip to Lawson: The Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO) toured the labs of Lawson Health Research Institute to encourage stable investment in hospital-based research and showcase the groundbreaking work underway at St. Joseph’s and London Health Sciences Centre.
- iSee Vision Screening Research Program: iSee, an innovative vision screening research program of St. Joseph’s Ivey Eye Institute is catching problems early for children ages 18 months to five years. The screening, which takes only seconds, detects amblyopia (lazy eye) and other eye conditions that can cause poor vision