Daily Media Digest September 9, 2020

From ‘sneaky strokes’ to mental fog: How Canadian researchers are trying to understand what …
Waterloo Chronicle
“These are the kinds of questions a team from Western University in London, Ont., the University of Toronto, and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre …”
TAGS: COVID-19, mental fog, innovative research, neuroscience, Western University, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Developing coronavirus treatments ‘extremely important,’ experts say
“The trial led by the Research Institute of McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) will include over 2,000 patients and will be run in seven centres …”
TAGS: University Health Network, McGill University Health Centre, COVID-19, treatment development

Dementia, brain research, residential care: Seniors issues poll strongly during COVID-19 …
Financial Post
“Dementia, brain research, residential care: Seniors issues poll strongly during … TheCanadian Brain Health Index, an Angus Reid poll of 1,510 Canadians, … The study provides a benchmark of attitudes towards seniors, healthcare …”
TAGS: Baycrest, dementia, COVID-19, senior health, brain research, residential care

Evaluating virtual symptom tracking for COVID-19 positive patients, new study
Lawson Health Research Institute
“A research study from the Cardiac Arrythmia Network of Canada (CANet) and Lawson Health Research Institute is testing the use of a new online patient care platform designed to help track symptoms for COVID-19 positive patients.”
TAGS: COVID-19, symptom tracking, Lawson Health Research Institute, public health

Back-to-school tips from our director of infection prevention and control
“With the start of a new school year, it’s important to recognize that there is no one-fits all approach to schooling during COVID-19.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pediatric health, infection control, public health, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Camera in hand, HIV stakeholders asked to capture engagement
“A grad student taps into a previously unexplored community in HIV service delivery and programming: the stakeholders. She puts a camera in their hands, literally, and discovers many visual metaphors for the journey of HIV – all of which have compelling implications for practice.”
TAGS: HIV, implications for practice, York University

Regular aging or Alzheimer’s?
Hamilton Health Sciences
“Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that affects brain cells and, as a result, causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. It eventually affects all aspects of life. Since each person is affected differently, it’s difficult to predict when the symptoms will appear, in what order or how quickly they’ll progress.”
TAGS: Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, aging population, Hamilton Health Sciences