Daily Media Digest July 21, 2023

Virtual rehabilitation program for seniors with frailty shows promise, according to Hamilton-led research
McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences – McMaster University
“Virtually delivered rehabilitation for seniors living with frailty is a feasible way for delivering care, shows new research led by researchers …”
TAGS: virtual care, frailty, aging, McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences

Progressing undetected for years – Parkinson’s disease
Université de Montréal
“A team of Université de Montréal scientists tries to better understand the resilience of the brain during the asymptomatic period of Parkinson’s disease – and makes a surprising finding.”
TAGS: Parkinson’s disease, brain health, Université de Montréal

New family med initiative aims to improve patient care
UM Today – University of Manitoba
“For many patients struggling to get an appointment with their primary care provider, the answer is better access. The University of Manitoba …”
TAGS: family medicine, clinic, University of Manitoba

Sleep disorders a risk for recent immigrants, say students, professor
“… bodies and in some diaspora communities. A sleep researcher at the University of Calgary says newcomers struggle accessing the health-care system.”
TAGS: sleep disorder, insomnia, University of Alberta, University of Calgary

New study shows that children’s IQs are not diminished by concussion
BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
“A new study, involving BC Children’s Hospital and led by researchers at the University of Calgary, shows that IQ and intelligence are not affected in a clinically meaningful way by pediatric concussions.”
TAGS: traumatic brain injury, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, University of Calgary, Provincial Health Services Authority

Hearing aids, counselling may slow cognitive decline for some seniors, new study finds
“Seniors at risk of dementia who were given hearing aids and counselling had less cognitive decline over a three-year period, a randomized trial finds.”
TAGS: dementia, auditory health, Johns Hopkins University, Baycrest