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Normal Aging vs Dementia

Do you ever forget where you put your phone or car keys?  Do you ever find yourself unable to think of a word that is right on the tip of your tongue?  And what was the name of your new coworker again? Forgetfulness on its own doesn’t mean you have dementia, nor is it a…
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Social Entrepreneurship: What is it and how can it transform industries?

There is no firm consensus on what social entrepreneurship is.  But one of the broadly accepted explanations is an entrepreneurial endeavour that develops and implements solutions related to social, environmental, or cultural issues.  Unfortunately, the word can sometimes lose its meaning, as everyone believes their cause is righteous (or at least realizes the opportunity in…
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Caring for a Caregiver

Neurological disorders and diseases disrupt lives in an unfathomable way. People don’t plan to have strokes, have accidents causing traumatic brain injuries, or prepare for a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or any related dementia. However, when a person is diagnosed with one of these, it not only affects the patient, but their entire community as…
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The Role of a Speech-Language Pathologist

I am a Speech-Language Pathologist, or SLP, and in some cases, known as a Speech Therapist.  Often, when I introduce myself to patients that have had a brain injury, stroke, or dementia, I get, “I don’t need you, my speech is just fine!” This happens all the time.  Throughout my practice, I’ve found many people…
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Welcome!

Hi! Welcome to the Cortex Therapy Blog. I am very excited to start this journey on the World Wide Web. My hope is that this will be a valuable resource for patients and caregivers — an open and safe space for real and honest communication, where caregivers can feel validated in their journey, and those…
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