Dr. Howard Chertkow (left), with co-developers of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment—Dr. Ziad Nasreddine, a Montreal cognitive neurologist, and Dr. Natalie Phillips, a researcher in neuro-psychology at the Lady Davis Institute.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesMay 2019

From the archives: JGH test for early detection of dementia goes into world-wide use

In 2005, the world adopted the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, a simple, yet refined, questionnaire that had been developed by Dr. Howard Chertkow, founding director of the JGH Memory Clinic.

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In the JGH Mobility Clinic, the gait of Jacqueline Deland, 98, is assessed as she walks on a special pressure-sensitive carpet, which is connected to a computer. Dr. Olivier Beauchet (centre) supervises the test, in which digital information is collected by Harmehr Sekhon (seated), a Clinical Research Assistant. Also providing assistance is Gerontologist Samantha Remondière.
Feature articlesOctober 2017

Giant steps toward a better understanding of the health of the elderly

A special carpet in the JGH Mobility Clinic provides geriatricians with a clearer understanding of patients’ overall physical functionality, their level of frailty, and any instability in their gait that might put them at risk for falling.

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Dr. Andréa LeBlanc
Research at the Lady Davis InstituteSeptember 2015

New revelations about a possible pathway to Alzheimer’s disease

Elevated levels of a particular protein, known as Capase-6, in a specific area of the brain can serve as an early indicator for the onset of the type of cognitive impairment that is characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease.

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