Friday, March 22, 2013


Announcing the New Sun Life Patient and Family Resource Centre that is open to all consumers across the GTA.

If your patients, their families or your clients need information on health, rehab or wellness, the Sun Life Patient and Family Resource Centre at Toronto Rehab, UHN can help. We help people find reliable health information on stroke and other topics.
Our topics include:
  • pain management
  • living with a disability
  • communication problems
  • healthy eating and lifestyle
  • caregiving
  • community support groups
  • stress management, relaxation and sleep
  • emotional and mental health
  • well and senior’s health aging
  • condition- or injury-specific materials (brain injury, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis)
  • and much more…
People can visit us to browse our wide selection of books, CDs, DVDs, e-books and pamphlets, or to use our computers or iPads. 

How can people access the Sun Life Patient and Family Resource Centre?
Location: University Centre, Toronto Rehab
550 University Avenue, Main floor, Room 1-123
We also welcome inquiries by phone or email for those who can’t visit in person.
Phone: (416) 597-3422 ext. 3558
What if my clients are not Toronto Rehab patients?
We welcome visits, calls or emails from anyone looking for information on health and rehab.

I hope you find this information helpful. Please feel free to share with your staff and patients.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Important Request For Research Participants

January 9/ 2013

In this study, we are using a low dose of a commonly used medication, lithium, to see if we can protect and repair the brain after a stroke. This is a very commonly used medication, that will only be taken for 3 months. Lithium has been shown to protect brain cells in the context of a number of brain diseases, and recently, a clinical trial suggested that it may even protect against Alzheimer's disease. The goal of of this study is to show that lithium can increase brain size using MRI, and improve memory, mood and physical function. *Please note: this study involves two MRI scans at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and therefore unfortunately, we can accommodate only participants from Toronto and the surrounding areas who can access the Hospital.