Laura McWhirter graduated MBChB from the University of Edinburgh in 2008, having taken an unusual route to medicine after a degree in music from the University of York in 2001. Dr McWhirter completed specialist training in General Adult and Liaison Psychiatry in South East Scotland in June 2018. She has been active in neuropsychiatry research […]
This talk will discuss implementation of an individualized cognitive remediation program in a cancer and sickle cell population to help prepare for transition of care, including procedures for telehealth adaptation and research outcomes of the program.
Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a form of degenerative dementia that commonly affects younger people. It typically presents as radical alterations in a person’s behaviour, reasoning, and judgement. Yet, there is wide variation both in clinical characteristics (demographics, behavioural, cognitive, and neurological) and in the underlying neurobiology (pathology and genetics). Importantly, in recent decades, the relationship […]
In this episode, we discuss the long-term cognitive and mental health effects of sport related concussion, which includes an in depth conversation about chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), with Dr. Nyaz Didehbani. Specific topics covered include methodological limitations of the literature on long-term effects of concussion, risk of neurodegenerative diseases from TBI (mild to severe), and […]