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Glendon Cognitive Health Centre holds enviable expertise in the field of aging and cognitive disorders.

Principal investigator

9070832 CONTACTS
gproulx@glendon.yorku.ca
T (416) 736-2100 Ext. 88151
F (416) 487-6851
Address :
2275 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON
Canada, M4N 3M6

Guy Proulx

 PhD, CPsych

 

Research summary and Profile

 

Current interests and research activities:

  • Optimal, normal and dysfunctional cognitive aging;
  • Development and validation of neuropsychological tools for franco-ontarian senior population;
  • Development of clinical assessment and intervention tools for franco-ontarian patients suffering from cognitive impairment.
Dr. Guy Proulx works in the field of geriatrics, cognitive aging, and rehabilitation. He integrates neuropsychological approaches to help minimize disability due to cognitive disorders.He specializes in the assessment and rehabilitation of cognitive disorders in people who have strokes and dementia.He was Director of the Department of Psychology at St-Vincent Hospital and at the Elizabeth Bruyère Health Centre, Ottawa from 1981 to 1986. From 1986 to July 2009, he was Director of the Department of Psychology at the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care in Toronto and was also appointed Director of Neurorehabilitation. Since 1999, Dr. Proulx had been responsible for Neuropsychological Services at Sunnybrook as part of the Neuroscience Alliance. In 2008, he was appointed Director of the Cognitive and Behavioural Health Program, a new interdisciplinary program at Baycrest. In 2009, Dr. Proulx accepted a position as full professor at York University’s Glendon campus. Actually, he is working as an associate professor at Glendon College, York University.

 

Publications

 

Selected articles

 

Fiocco, A.J., Scarcello, S., Marzolini S., Chan, A., Oh, P., Proulx, G, Greenwood, C.E. (2014)The Effects of an   Exercise and Lifestyle Intervention Program on Cardiovascular, Metabolic Factors and  cognitive Performance in Middle-aged Adults with Type II Diabetes: A Pilot Study.Canadian Journal of Diabetes.

 

Bellana, B., Leach, L. & Proulx, G.B. (2012). An Analysis of the Kaplan-Baycrest Neurocognitive Assessment in Dementia and Normal Aging. Poster presented at the 73rd Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association. Halifax, N.S., CAN, June 14, 2012.

 

Moscovitch, M., Westmacott, R., Gilboa, A., Addis, D.R., Rosenbuam, R.S., Viskontas, I., Priselac, S., Svoboda, E., Ziegler, M., Black, S., Gao, F., Grady, C., Freedman, M., Kohler, S., Leach, L., Levine, B., McAndrews, M.P., Nadel, L., Proulx, G., Richards, B., Ryan, L., Stokes, K., Winocur, G.‘Hippocampal Complex Contribution to Retention and Retrieval of Recent and Remote Episodic and Semantic Memories: Evidence from Behavioral and Neuroimaging Studies of Healthy and Brain-damaged People’ in G. Ohta, N., MacLeod, C.M., & Uttl, B. (Eds.) (2005). Dynamic cognitive processes. Tokyo : Springer-Verlag. pp. 333-380.

 

Proulx, G.B.,Fontanier, D., Clement, J.P., Lafont, V., et Robert, P. (2001) «Traitements non-pharmacologiques des troubles cognitifs et comportementaux chez le sujet âgé»,  Encyclopédie Médico-Chirurgicale, Editions Scientifiques et Médicales Elsevier SAS, Paris, Psychiatrie, 37-540-C-45.

 

Proulx, G.B. (1999) ‘Family education and family partnership’. Chapter in : Cognitive Neuro-Rehabilitation, Eds. D. Stuss, G. Winocur, and I. Robertson, Cambridge University Press.

 

Goldberg, M., Mock, D., Ichise, M., Proulx, G.B., Gordon, A., Shandling, M., Tsai, S., Tenenbaum, H.C. (1996) ‘Neuropsychological deficits and clinical features of post-traumatic Temporomandibular Disorders’. Orofacial Pain, Vol. 10, No.2.

 

 

Researcher

CONTACTS
cyrandre@yorku.ca
T (416) 736-2100 Ext. 88334
F (416)  487-6851
Address:
2275 Bayview Avenue, Toronto,  ON
Canada, M4N 3M6
Website: 
https://sites.google.com/site/andreeanncyr/

Andrée-Ann Cyr

 MA, Ph D (C)

 

Research summary and Profile

 

André-Ann’s research focuses on whether making mistakes during learning helps or harms memory among younger and older adults. Imagine you are studying for an upcoming exam: will making mistakes help or hinder your performance on the final test? Evidence has shown that younger adults generally benefit from making errors; at the very least, they do not harm their memory performance. Meanwhile, the opposite has been shown when it comes to older adults, namely that generating errors impairs their memory. In her recent work, Andrée-Ann Cyr aims to systematically relate these research branches and identify the conditions in which errors boost or harm memory among younger and older adults. She is also in the process of investigating the neural underpinnings of error resolution using fMRI.Andrée-Ann Cyr is also passionate about translating cognitive research findings to optimize life-long learning. In the future, she would be interested in incorporating psychophysiology and personality measures in order to examine the roles of anxiety and self-esteem on error resolution. For instance, some individuals view errors as threats whereas others view them more as challenges. She would also expect aging to interact with these variables given increasing concern with respect to memory and learning
with age.

 

Publications

 

Cyr, A-A.,  Anderson, N. D. (in press). Updating misconceptions: Effects of age and confidence. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.

 

Anderson, N. D., Guild, E., Cyr, A-A., Roberts, J., & Clare, L. (2012, January 17). Contributions of frontal and medial temporal lobe functioning to the errorless learning advantage. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. Advance online publication  DOI:10.1080/09602011.2011.639609

 

Cyr, A.-A., & Anderson, N. D. (2011, August 22). Trial-and-Error Learning Improves Source Memory Among Young and Older Adults.Psychology and Aging, 27(2), 429-439.

 

Cyr, A-A., Stinchcombe, A., Gagnon, S., Marshall, S., Hing, M. M., & Finestone, H. (2009). Driving difficulties of brain-injured drivers in reaction to high-crash-risk simulated road events: a question of impaired divided attention? Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 31(4), 472-482.

 

Stinchcombe, A., Gagnon, S., Cyr, A-A., Marshall, S., Hing, M. M., & Finestone, H. (2009). Examination of traumatic brain injured drivers’ behavioural reactions to simulated complex roadway events. Advances  in Transportation Studies, 6, 202-204.

 

Cyr, A-A., S. Yamin, A. Bélanger, S. Gagnon, M. Man-Soon Hing, & S. Marshall (2007). Effect of old age on dual task performance during driving simulations of varying complexities. Advances in Transportation Studies, 31-44.

 

Researcher

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CONTACTS
psyleala@gmail.com
T (416) 736-2100 Ext. 88334
F (416)  487-6851
Address:
2275 Bayview Avenue, Toronto,  ON
Canada, M4N 3M6

Larry Leach

 PhD, CPsych

 

Research summary and Profile

 

Dr Leach has been working in the field of clinical neuropsychology for more than three decades. At Baycrest, he was the Director of the Doctoral Internship Program and specialised in the field of neuropsychological rehabilitation. His primary research interests are assessment of dementia and perceptual disorders and the tools he has developed are widely use around the world.
His work in neuropsychological assessments have helped to determine whether individuals meet the basic criteria for dementia; to e    valuate the effectiveness of cognitive testing in identifying dementia; and to establish  batteries of tests that describes the cognitive profile of various dementias. His test batteries  assess domains such as memory, abstract reasoning, perceptual functioning, constructional ability, language, praxis, mood, global intelligence and cognitive functioning.

 

Publications

 

Selected articles

 

Leach, L. (2013). The Kaplan-Baycrest Neurocognitive Assessment. In L. Ashendorf (Ed.),The Boston Approach to Neuropsychological Assessment (pp. 271-299)New York: Oxford.

 

Monette, M.C.E., & Leach, L., (2013). Discrimination of the cognitive profiles of MCI and depression using the KBNA. Canadian Journal of Neurological Science, 40, 670-677.Grigorovich, A., Gomez, M., Leach, L., & Fish, J. (2013). Impact of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Depression on Neuropsychological Functioning in Electrical Injury, Survivors. Journal of Burn Care and Research. PubMed PMID: 23412330. Larry Leach Page 3 of 6 16-Jan-14

 

Svoboda, E., Richards, B., Leach, L., & Mertens, V. (2012). PDA and smartphone use by
individuals with moderate-to-severe memory impairment: Application of a theory-driven training programme. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, DOI:10.1080/09602011.2011.652498. 

 

Leach, L. (2010). The diagnostic prediction of the Kaplan-Baycrest Neurocognitive Assessment for identification of mild dementia. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 25, 359-370.

 

Leach, L., Kaplan, E., Rewilak, D., Richards, B. & Proulx, G. (2000). Kaplan-Baycrest Neurocognitive Assessment. The Psychological Corporation. San Antonio

 

Researcher

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CONTACTS
gquintin@gmail.com
T (416) 736-2100 Ext. 88523 (Voicemail)
F (416)  487-6851
Address:
2275 Bayview Avenue, Toronto,  ON
Canada, M4N 3M6

Geneviève Quintin

 MA, PhD (C)

 

Research summary and Profile

 

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Publications

 

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Researcher

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CONTACT
T (416) 736-2100 Ext. 88334
F (416)  487-6851
Address:
2275 Bayview Avenue, Toronto,  ON
Canada, M4N 3M6

Kristoffer Romero

 MA, PhD (C)

 

Research summary and Profile

 

My research interests include the reconstructive processes of memory. We know that memory is not a literal replay of previously re-experienced events, but rather, is reconstituted based on the details we can recall. Specifically, I am interested in the processes that underlie memory construction, and how they relate to memory disturbances in patients and in normal aging. I also have secondary interests in cognitive rehabilitation, and the interplay of personality variables on memory.

 

Publications

 

Romero, K., & Moscovitch, M. (in press). Episodic Memory and Event Construction in Aging and Amnesia. Journal of Memory and Language [Epub ahead of print].

 

Nussbaum, D., Honarmand, K., Govoni, R., Kalahani-Bargis, M., Bass, S., Ni, X., Laforge, K., Burden, A., Romero, K., Basarke, S., Courbasson, C., Deamond, W. (2011).

 

Journal of Gambling Studies, 27(4), 523-63.Erb, S., Kayyali, H., & Romero, K. (2006). A study of the lasting effects of cocaine pre-exposure on anxiety-like behaviors under baseline conditions and in response to central injections of corticotropin-releasing factor. Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior, 85(1), 206-213.