At Copeman Healthcare we pay special attention to your brain health. The baseline cognitive assessment is usually the starting point for any further consultations and is recommended for all clients who wish to be vigilant about their cognitive health.
The stigmatization of mental health issues in our society makes coping with mental illness much more difficult. The solution? Let’s talk about it.
Your biological age can speed up or slow down, depending on biological and environmental events in your life. But how can you tell how old you are, biologically?
The purpose of this study was to see if children with cognitive, psychiatric or neurological deficits are more prone to suicidal thinking and symptoms of depression.
The purpose of this study was to determine psychological function in patients who underwent epilepsy surgery. To efficiently assess these patients, researchers created an evidence-based checklist.
The purpose of this study was to compare how using either the American or Canadian assessment differed in interpretation of results.
The Pediatric Forensic Neuropsychology provides a comprehensive source for neuropsychologists who engage in forensic work and for professionals who assess children and adolescents.
This study set out to determine the effectiveness of the CNS Vital Signs (CNS-VS) in measuring cognitive function in patients with mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI) compared to more traditional forms of measurement.
This study, published in 2012 in Alzheimer’s & Dementia, The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association, set out to determine if changes in psychological measurements can improve the ability to diagnose mild cognitive impairment in older adults.
In a Calgary Herald feature on mental health, journalist Barbara Balfour spoke to Copeman Healthcare’s Dr. Elisabeth Sherman about the importance of integrating psychological and brain health with primary healthcare services
As we continue to learn more about its intricate operation with every passing day, we now know enough to dispel some of the most enduring myths. Here are three you may have heard:
Last year, Dr. Shawnda Lanting completed her two year fellowship with Copeman Healthcare Centre. As part of her fellowship, she had been researching how to streamline testing for mental illness and cognitive impairment.
Copeman Healthcare provides first Canadian analysis for National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s PROMIS Applied Cognition-Abilities scales questionnaire – a brief, standardized, reliable, and valid questionnaire that assesses cognitive impairment and is important for both psychiatric and general medical practice.
Copeman Healthcare research that focuses on the importance of brain health and psychological health monitoring in a primary care setting
Prolonged stress also increases the risk of developing age-related cognitive disorders including Mild Cognitive Impairment, Vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Playing sports is great for the body, but when care is taken to reduce the risk of concussion, it’s even better for the brain.
Prolonged stress increases the risk of developing age-related cognitive decline including Mild Cognitive Impairment, Vascular dementia and even Alzheimer’s disease.
Professional brain health programs such as those available at Copeman Healthcare monitor for early signs of cognitive decline and develop prevention and treatment programs needed to protect your brain over the long haul.
For true wellness we must consider the brain as a separate and very special organ – an organ that is assessed and enhanced in unique ways that fall outside the realm of primary care.
As we age it’s particularly important to build resilience in brain function and exercise is one of the best ways to do it.
Minding the needs of the caregiver when cognitive decline becomes a family affair
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. Although Alzheimer’s disease remains an incurable illness there is now hope for prevention and protection.
Most of us are aware that eating a well-balanced diet can help reduce the risk of many chronic diseases. What many people may not know is that this can also help reduce the risk of diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Research supports careful management of hypertension for brain health. It is also helpful to monitor psychological health and treat symptoms of depression.
Clinical neuropsychology deals with the diagnostic assessment and treatment of brain injury (stroke, trauma, disease processes and others) or deficits in important areas of cognition such as memory, processing speed, logic & reasoning and executive functioning.
Low self-regulation can lead to uneven work performance, underachievement at school, a chaotic family life, or poor life choices due to impulsivity.
All human beings thrive on direction, challenge, structure, and purpose. And this is true for the length of our lifespans up to and most certainly beyond age 65.
Heart and brain diseases are highly age-related, and share risk factors. As the population ages, the prevalence of heart and brain disease is set to increase
This study is by Anya Mazur-Mosiewicz , Helen L. Carlson, Cailey Hartwick, Christianne Laliberte, Emily Tam, Elisabeth M. S. Sherman, Brian L. Brooks and was published in the Journal of Pediatric Neuropsychology in December 2015. Context Symptoms of depression or suicidal thinking can be screened using the Children’s Depression Inventory during the assessment for children […]
This study, by M. Hrabok, J. Dykeman, Elisabeth M.S. Sherman and S. Wiebe, was published in the Journal of Epilepsy & Behavior in December 2013. Objective The purpose of this study was to determine psychological function in patients who underwent epilepsy surgery. To efficiently assess these patients, researchers created an evidence-based checklist. Method The checklist […]
This study, by Allyson Harrison, Irene Armstrong, Laura Harrison, Rael Lange and Grant Iverson, was published in the Oxford Journal of Clinical Neuropsychology. Context Psychologists practicing in Canada must decide to use either Canadian or American normative data to use for the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV), which is an assessment that helps measure […]
The Pediatric Forensic Neuropsychology was published in January 2012 and is a wide-ranging resource on the practice and process of civil forensic neuropsychological assessment of children and adolescents. It was written by Copeman Healthcare’s Director of Brain and Psychological Health, Dr. Elisabeth Sherman in collaboration with Dr. Brian Brooks. The Pediatric Forensic Neuropsychology provides a comprehensive source for neuropsychologists who […]
This research was presented at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Conference in Vancouver, BC in October 2012. Objective To study the effectiveness of the CNS Vital Signs (CNS-VS) in measuring cognitive function in patients with mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI) compared to more traditional forms of measurement. Participants & Setting There were 50 participants […]
This study by Dr. Grant Iverson, Dr. James Holdnack and Dr. Brian Brooks, published in 2012 in Alzheimer’s & Dementia, The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association, set out to determine if changes in psychological measurements can improve the ability to diagnose mild cognitive impairment in older adults. Context There are no accepted standard definitions or […]
Last year, Dr. Shawnda Lanting completed her two year fellowship with Copeman Healthcare Centre. As part of her fellowship, she researched streamlined testing for mental illness and cognitive impairment. She determined that testing could be reduced from 2 days to 30 minutes or less with the results being equal to the longer tests; a significant […]
This study and subsequent article, completed by Boaz Y. Saffer, Dr. Shawnda Lanting, Dr. Michael Koehle and Dr. Grant Iverson, will appear in the Journal of Psychiatry Research. Context Having brief, standardized, reliable, and valid questionnaires that assess cognitive impairment is important for both psychiatric and general medical practice. To date, few questionnaires have successfully met these […]
Research By: Elisabeth M.S. Sherman, Shawnda Lanting, Shauna Thompson, Holly Kennedy-Symonds, Rick Tiedemann, Chris Nedelmann, & Don Copeman. Presented at: Accelerating Primary Care Conference 2014 in West Edmonton Background Family physicians are the first point of care for patients concerned about brain health and psychological health Prevention and early identification helps improve brain health and psychological health The family physician therefore has […]