This review provides a provide overview of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and aphasia research.  The authors suggest filling the gaps in understanding of the physiological changes induced by tCDS on language networks. 7 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

This review examined the state of knowledge of post-stroke language recovery including the contributions from the dominant and non-dominant hemispheres. The authors discuss  and review the use of inhibitory and excitatory repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in patients who experience post-stroke aphasia as rehabilitative tools. 17 pages. Last reviewed February 2019.

This review surveyed differences in the mechanisms of language representation between the two etiologies of aphasia and evaluated properties that may define and limit the success of different neuromodulation approaches for primary progressive aphasia and post-stroke aphasia. 16 pages. Last reviewed February 2019.

This paper analyzed the results of non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) trials and highlighted different aspects related to the repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation frequency, transcranial direct current stimulation polarity, the period of stimulation places in acute and subacute ischemic strokes. 5 pages. Last reviewed February 2019.

This publication outlines the standards of practice for all Speech-Language Pathologists in Ontario when providing services to individuals who present with acquired cognitive communication disorders. 50 pages. Last reviewed January, 2019.

This literature review examined the association between hearing loss and other health conditions with consideration of the management of hearing loss in a multimorbidity context. 9 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

This article  discusses the effectiveness of swallowing rehabilitation to increase safe oral intake among older adults and the impact on reduced pneumonia rates. 12 pages. Last reviewed December 2018.

This article discusses the implications of and trends in how obesity is viewed in the elderly by health care professionals. 5 pages. Last reviewed December 2018.

Thursday, Feb. 7th, 2019 from 11:45am - 4:00pm at the Ramada Kingston Hotel & Conference Centre this free expo is intended for Health Care Providers working with stroke survivors and caregivers across the continuum of care in the KFL&A area.  Lunch is provided and attendees will have an opportunity to network and learn about community agencies, programs and services that provide support to stroke survivors and their families. Register by Feb. 1st here.

The objective of this study was to examine and compare the population attributable risk for Alzheimer's disease associated with six modifiable risk factors among Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples and among on- and off-reserve Indigenous peoples in Canada.7 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

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