Our UHN programs and services are among the most advanced in the world. We have grouped our physicians, staff, services and resources into 10 medical programs to meet the needs of our patients and help us make the most of our resources.
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Neuropsychology treats and assesses the structure and functions of the brain as they relate to specific psychological processes and behaviours, such as memory and cognitive abilities. Neuropsychologists work with patients on a range of neurological issues including epilepsy, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease and stroke.
We conduct cognitive assessments that describe your strengths and weaknesses in your memory and thinking abilities. It can identify problems that are linked to your particular neurological condition. This can help in deciding a diagnosis, deciding on a proper therapy or surgery and identifying strategies to help you cope with your difficulties.
We also do special procedures for some patients being considered for brain surgery. These include MRI and MEG studies where we map language, motor and memory functions in the brain and the Wada procedure (where we can examine the capacity of one hemisphere of the brain by sedating the other).
A neuropsychological assessment takes the better part of a day, with a lunch break and any other breaks as needed during the day. A follow-up appointment, to discuss the results of the assessment, is typically half an hour to 45 minutes. We can do this by telephone if you prefer.
A functional MRI (which is done in the MRI unit and not in the clinic) is typically around 90 minutes, including the instruction period.
For the Wada procedure (where you start in the Neurophysiology Clinic), you will need to spend approximately 6 hours at the hospital. You'll need to have nothing to eat or drink for about 8 hours before the test. The Wada procedure is a series of language and memory related tests. The aim is to determine which side of the brain is responsible for certain vital cognitive functions, namely speech and memory.
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Neuropsychologists are key members of our teams at the Krembil Brain Institute, including
Movement Disorders and
Memory Clinic. We bring a unique perspective about brain function to help make effective medical and surgical decisions. Our training as clinician-scientists allows us to foster the development and advance research knowledge in those programs.
Neuropsychologists conduct clinical interviews, supervise evaluations, interpret results and communicate findings to you and your doctor.
Neuropsychologists are specifically trained to understand brain function and how different disorders may affect memory, problem solving, concentration, language and behaviour. They work with trained Psychometrists and student trainees who administer the cognitive tests.
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You will be contacted with information about your first appointment.
Please bring the following to your appointment. Not all of these items may be needed for your appointment. Our clinic or your referring doctor will let you know what you must bring.
Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment.
When you arrive, you will sign in with the receptionist. You will need your health card (OHIP card) to sign-in. If you do not have an OHIP card, please bring another form of government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport.
You may be given a Measuring Health Equity Questionnaire to fill out. This form contains questions about your background. We collect this information to find out who we serve and what unique needs you may have. The form is voluntary and you can choose ‘prefer not to answer’ to any or all questions. However, the information you choose to give us will help us improve the quality of care for you and others.
First appointments take longer than follow-up appointments. Your first appointment can take 2 hours or more. Follow-up appointments usually take 15 to 30 minutes. We do everything we can to stay on time but sometimes unforeseen circumstances may delay your appointment.
At the end of your first appointment, the nurse or doctor will give you a contact list for your health care team. If you don’t get a contact list, feel free to ask for it.
After every appointment, a member of your health care team will tell you about your next visit. Be sure you understand what is going to happen next. For example, know the time and place of your next visit or if someone will call you with this information.
If you are unsure about what your next steps are, don’t be afraid to ask a member of your team. We are here to help you.
We understand that reaching us by phone can sometimes be difficult. Often our phone lines are busy or are turned over to the message centre so our staff can prepare for clinic visits or help other patients. We make every effort to return your call within 24 hours. Our staff will try to reach you 2 times. If we are not able to reach you directly you may need to call us again.