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.