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If you have questions about the use of DBS for early Alzheimer’s, please read below:


 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. I have a family member with early Alzheimer’s disease and I want to enrol them in the study. How do I do that?

If you know of someone who has early Alzheimer’s disease and might be interested in participating in this trial, we first need to determine if this person meets the trial entry criteria. Because it is a research study, we have strict limitations. Please email dbs@uhnresearch.ca for more information. Please be advised that only those patients who meet the trial entry criteria will be contacted. If you are deemed eligible we can arrange a more thorough appraisal and possible visit to determine candidacy and appropriateness for this study.

 

2. I have a family member who suffers from other memory conditions, besides Alzheimer’s. Can they be enrolled in the DBS for early Alzheimer’s study?

If DBS treatment for early Alzheimer’s proves to be safe and effective, we would consider treating patients with other forms of memory disturbances. For the time being, we will have to wait until we have the results of the experimental study.

 

3. I would like to learn more about how DBS can improve memory. Where can I learn more?

Please click here to read the media release.

 

4. I would like to be seen by a neurologist at Toronto Western Hospital’s Memory Clinic. How can I get an appointment?

If you would like to become a patient of Toronto Western Hospital’s Memory Clinic, you need to be referred by a physician; please contact the Memory Clinic for a referral form at 416 603 5232.

 

5. I want to learn more about DBS for depression and possibly enrol in a clinical trial. How can I get more information?

Please contact Karen Ng at 416 603 5800 ext. 3304 or via email at Karenwy.ng@uhnresearch.ca.

 

6. I am a member of the media and would like to interview Dr. Lozano about his DBS work. How can I arrange an interview?

Please contact Alexa Georgi, Sr. Public Affairs Advisor at Krembil Neuroscience Centre – TWH, by phone at 416 603 5294 or email at alexa.georgi@uhn.ca.

 

7. I would like to make a donation to help fund Dr. Lozano’s deep brain stimulation for Alzheimer’s disease research. How can I make a donation?

If you are interested in making a financial donation towards Dr. Lozano’s research, please call Lauren Dzenis at the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation at 416 603 5800 ext. 6241 or via email at lauren.dzenis@uhn.ca.