Brain Health and Concussion Treatment

Wellness begins with a healthy brain

Many things can affect the way our brain absorbs, processes and stores information for future use (cognition). Some of these things can include age and brain injuries, which can have negative effects on our memory, thinking and focus.

However, there are numerous other conditions or circumstances that can have a profound impact on the health of our brain, even at a young age. These include:

  • Infectious diseases
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Psychological health disorder
  • Dementing conditions
  • Concussion
  • Chronic diseases
  • Chemotherapy
  • Major surgery

Medical experts now know that the brain has more “plasticity” than once thought and that brain cells can regenerate throughout our lives. This means that many areas of the brain affected by aging, injury or other conditions can be treated or “exercised” to improve function.

What is a Neuropsychologist?

A clinical neuropsychologist is a licensed psychologist with expertise in how behaviour and skills are related to brain structures and systems. In clinical neuropsychology, brain function is evaluated by objectively testing memory and thinking skills. A very detailed assessment of abilities is used to determine your specific pattern of strengths and weaknesses. This is used in diagnosis and treatment planning.

Copeman Healthcare offers a range of assessment, prevention and treatment programs for brain health (neuropsychological health) including:

Brain Health programs, services and assessments are OPEN SERVICES that do not require membership at Copeman Healthcare.

Brain Health Services & Assessments

Brain Health Baseline

The Brain Health Baseline is an essential part of preventative health and a great first step in better understanding how you think and feel. This brief screening provides you with a baseline score in five important areas of cognition and in seven important domains of wellbeing so that you and your healthcare team can quickly and easily identify and track changes. Results from your Brain Health Baseline can help you optimize your healthcare plan and start identifying areas to focus on for long-term brain health and wellbeing.

What does a Brain Health Baseline include?

The Brain Health Baseline involves brief screening of memory, processing speed, attention, and psychological health either via computer or iPad. It includes a computer-generated report and brief meeting with neuropsychology staff. The Brain Health Baseline takes approximately one hour to complete.

Brain Health Baseline – $550

Memory & Cognitive Assessment (MCA)

The first step in any brain health program is to understand how your brain is functioning today. The Brain and Psychological Health department at Copeman has designed a Memory & Cognitive Assessment (MCA) that provides you with a baseline score in 15 important areas of cognition, while screening for possible impairment. The MCA also serves as a “benchmark” for how your brain is functioning in important areas such as:

  • Attention & concentration
  • Language & communication
  • Sensory perception
  • Memory & learning
  • Executive functioning
  • Processing speed

The benchmark assessment results can be used to:

  • Track your brain health over time for early detection & prevention
  • Provide a reference point in case of brain injury or major illness
  • Target areas for focus within a “brain fitness” program
  • Identify early signs of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

What does an MCA include?

The MCA is composed of a clinical Interview with a neuropsychologist, a computerized Basic Cognitive Measure, psychological health screening instruments, plus a battery of well-established neurocognitive tests administered by a trained psychometrics professional. It includes a comprehensive written report of findings and a 30 minute feedback discussion with a neuropsychologist. The assessment requires approximately 3 hours of your time.

Memory & Cognitive Assessment – $1,450

Neuropsychology Consultation

A Neuropsychology Consultation is a 1-hour session with a neuropsychologist. It is a fully customized session based on your unique needs. The most common reasons people choose to receive a Neuropsychology Consultation are:

  1. Physician referral: Current symptoms or concerns from your physician may warrant the expertise of a neuropsychologist for further screening and diagnostics.
  2. Changes in cognition: You or a loved one may have noticed recent changes in your cognitive abilities. A Neuropsychology Consultation can help determine if there is cause for further investigation or not.
  3. Family history: If you have a family history of dementia or other cognitive issues, a Neuropsychologist can discuss your best options from lifestyle changes to further testing or assessments.
  4. Memory: If you or a loved one have concerns about your memory, a neuropsychologist can help determine what measures should be taken. If a more thorough assessment is needed, you may be referred to a Memory & Cognitive Assessment.
  5. Concussion: Have you had a concussion in the past? Are you still suffering symptoms? A Neuropsychology Consultation could be a good place to begin to determine if further assessment and treatment is needed for recovery.

Please also refer to Copeman’s Concussion Management Services. Following your consultation and depending on your personal needs, your Neuropsychologist may recommend a specific assessment, treatment or brain fitness training, lifestyle changes or a specialist referral outside of Copeman Healthcare.

Neuropsychology Consultation – $250 – 290/hr

Neuropsychological Evaluation

If a clinical interview reveals readily apparent neurocognitive deficits, or these are detected in one of the Centre’s neurocognitive assessments, the Copeman Brain Health team can conduct more in-depth evaluations to assess how individual areas of the brain are working.

Results can be used to clearly differentiate between normal age-related changes in brain function and those that reflect a possible neurological disorder. They may also be used to assist in diagnosis, since different diseases and disorders produce different patterns in these evaluations.

The Neuropsychological Evaluation is available for children and adults.

What does a Neuropsychological Evaluation include?

A neuropsychological evaluation represents the most thorough assessment of your brain function and involves an in-depth, systematic review of all areas of cognition. Its primary purpose is to create a specific treatment plan for remediation of cognitive deficits. As an evaluation requires between one and three days of testing and interviews, it is generally not performed without a preliminary consultation with a neuropsychologist.

Neuropsychological Evaluation – $3,500

Pediatric Neuropsychological Assessment – $3,500

Concussion Management Service

A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that should always be treated by trained professionals.

Copeman Healthcare is at the forefront of concussion research and management. Grounded in evidence-based principles of care we provide the best services to track, assess and treat concussion.

For families or individuals who enjoy high-impact sports, baseline testing is recommended prior to getting involved. Baseline testing allows your healthcare team to establish the severity of any subsequent injury or develop a treatment and recovery plan should you or a loved one sustain a concussion.

Copeman concussion management services include:

  • Baseline testing
  • Counselling & education
  • Assessment & treatment
  • Acute concussion clinic
  • Chronic concussion clinic
  • Management of concussions that are slow to resolve

Copeman Healthcare’s team of dedicated professionals are here to answer your questions. If you suspect that you or a loved one has sustained a concussion, our team can perform an assessment, provide appropriate treatment, track recovery and create a game plan for return to work or play.

We are also here to assist with baseline testing and counseling on the appropriate steps to take in the event of a concussion. Remember, a concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that should always be treated by trained professionals.

Concussion Management – $250-$290/hr

Concussion Baseline – $235-$250/hr

Brain Fitness (Prevention) Programs

We can exercise our brains as well as our bodies. There is now considerable scientific evidence to support programs that can help you improve memory, think faster and improve focus.

Brain Fitness is suitable for:

  • healthy adults ages 55+
  • adults challenged with neurological conditions affecting memory or thinking skills

The Brain and Psychological health team at Copeman Healthcare designs and supervises brain fitness programs based on this evidence. Programs are multi-disciplinary in nature and may include one or more of the following important elements:

  • Neurobics (software, game and puzzle based brain exercises)
  • Physical Exercise
  • Nutrition
  • Stress Management & Mental Health
  • Sleep Assessment
  • Coaching
  • Safety
  • Treatment of medical conditions and hormone imbalances

Brain Fitness programs are personalized based on your particular goals and medical profile following the completion of a brain health assessment. Group and individualized programs are available and appropriate for both mid-life and elderly populations who are not suffering from significant cognitive impairment.

What is included in the Brain Fitness Program?

Your personalized program will be developed in response to feedback & testing performed by your care team, including; a neuropsychologist, a physician, a kinesiologist and a physiotherapist. The program is structured as follows:

  • 10 weeks (20 sessions, twice a week)
  • Each session is comprised of 30 minutes of exercise followed by 30 minutes of cognitive training
  • Physical exercise is individually customized to target aerobic capacity, strength, flexibility and balance
  • Computer exercises can be tailored to individual needs based on novelty and challenge

Program Levels

Two programs are offered with varying levels of cognitive impairment:


Level one is geared towards healthy adults ages 55+, without any cognitive challenges, up to patients with mild cognitive impairment.


Level 2 is geared towards adults with significant cognitive challenges secondary to dementia (mild to moderate), stroke, traumatic brain injury or any other condition affecting cognition. The program is designed to work within the client’s range of physical and cognitive limitations.

Brain Fitness Program Level 1 & 2: 1 session – $175/session

Brain Fitness Program Level 1 & 2: 10 sessions – $155/session

Brain Fitness Program Level 1 & 2: 20 sessions – $140/session

Please note: advanced physical fitness or prior computer knowledge not required for this program. Medical clearance by a physician is required. A brief cognitive screening is recommended before entrance into the program

Psychoeducational Assessment

If your child is struggling at school and you would like to better understand how they learn and the type of support they need to succeed, a Psychoeducational Assessment can help.

This assessment helps parents, teachers and children better understand their unique learning style and help determine the root cause of their academic challenges.

This assessment is designed to help your child do their very best at school.

Psychoeducational Assessment – starting at $1,950

Book a Brain Health consultation today

Start your path to a healthier brain by requesting an appointment with our Brain Health Team. A representative will contact you within one business day to discuss availability in your area.