Call for New Driver Test to Help Improve Road Safety in Canada

NEWS RELEASE - January 16, 2012

A University of Toronto Psychology Professor believes a test to measure a driver’s cognitive ability would go a long way in making Canada’s roads safer. click here to read the article


Dementia surge to cost $153B by 2038: report

CBC News

The prevalence of dementia in Canada will more than double in 30 years with the costs increasing 10-fold, if no changes are made, according to a new report. click here to read the article


New technology pre-screens for
dementia/post-concussion syndrome

ILSTV Staff

 

Hemisphere Centre for Mental Health recently had an interview with ILSTV.com where we discussed our Brainscreen Technology. Please watch video above or click here to read the transcript


Dementia, Life Expectancy & Brainscreen

Konstantine K. Zakzanis, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Dementia is an acquired syndrome of intellectual impairment produced by brain dysfunction (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease; AD). click here to read the article


Driving, Dementia & Brainscreen

Konstantine K. Zakzanis, Ph.D., C.Psych.

The proportion of elderly people in the general population is rising, resulting in greater numbers of drivers with neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. click here to read the article


The Role of Neuropsychological Testing
In Guiding Decision Making related to Dementia

By Scott Knight, Director and Konstantine K. Zakzanis, PhD., C. Psych.

“74-year-old driver plowed his SUV through a crowded intersection and into a group of people waiting for the bus in Montreal… killing two bystanders and sending pedestrians hurtling through the air ‘like bowling pins’… the driver struck eight pedestrians in all” click here to read the article