Partnership Offers Drivers Online Cognitive Test to Improve Road Safety

NEWS RELEASE - October 25, 2012

Two leaders in road safety today announced a joint partnership to offer drivers an innovative approach to improving their driving skills. I DRIVE SAFELY and the Hemisphere Centre for Mental Health and Wellness are combining online cognitive testing, and online driver training courses to improve road safety across North America. click here to read the article

Ex-QB Jim McMahon talks of early-stage dementia

Associated Press – Sept. 26, 2012

Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon, who is suffering from early-stage dementia, has told a Chicago television station that while he appreciates what football has done for him, if he could do it over, he would play baseball. click here to read the article.

Fewer Crashes When Docs Report Bad Drivers, Study Finds Staff - Sept. 26, 2012

It’s often difficult for doctors to warn patients that they may no longer be fit to drive, but a new Canadian study finds that when they do, the result is fewer serious crashes. click here to read the article.

Canadians of All Ages Urged to Get Mental Health Checkup

NEWS RELEASE - April 23, 2012

Canadians must be far more proactive to protect their mental health, according to a University of Toronto professor, who believes that cognitive testing is an important component in maintaining a healthy well being at any age. click here to read the article.

Verbal Memory Test Best Indicator of Who Will Have Alzheimer's Disease, New Study Says

American Psychological Association - August 25, 2002

Incidence of Alzheimer's Disease is expected to increase as the population of elderly grows. Early diagnosis and treatment will be the key to lessening the disease's worst effects, but, how to spot the disease before its symptoms become serious (and harm is already done) is a challenge for health professionals. click here to read the article.

Dementia a 'ticking time bomb,' says study Staff - Apr. 11 2012

The number of people suffering dementia -- estimated to be in the tens of millions and growing rapidly -- amounts to a "ticking time bomb" that needs to be addressed before it is too late, according to a new study co-authored by the World Health Organization. click here to read the article.

Bilingual speakers get dementia later in life, Canadian study finds

Steve Mertl, Yahoo! News - March 31, 2012

Here's another good reason to have paid attention in French class, other than the dwindling prospect of a federal public-service job. Being bilingual may help slow the onset of dementia symptoms, according to a Canadian study. click here to read the article.

Cognitive Concerns


Ontario says tougher rules expected for drivers with dementia

Moira Welsh and Julian Sher, - Feb. 21, 2012

Ontario’s transportation minister expects drivers with dementia will face tough new rules within the year. The province’s aging population — with an increase is cognitively impaired drivers — will make road safety a “top priority,” said transportation minister Bob Chiarelli. click here to read the article.

News Hour - Safe Driving

Global News - Jan. 16, 2012

Hemisphere Centre for Mental Health recently had an interview on Global News, where we discussed our Brainscreen Test.

Online test could spot cognitive problems in drivers

Vanessa Greco, - Jan. 16, 2012

Researchers have developed a quick online test that could keep Canada's roads safer by screening drivers for hidden cognitive problems, which experts say are on the rise as the nation's elderly population grows. click here to read the article & watch the video