Baycrest Annual Report

Welcome from Baycrest leadership

Embark on a virtual tour of Baycrest through highlights of the past year. See how care intersects with research, education and community engagement. These connections allow Baycrest to offer an exceptional experience to clients while helping to define the future of brain health and aging.

Through excellence and innovation we are adding life to years.

Message from the Presidents & CEOs
Dr. William Reichman and Mr. Josh Cooper

It was a year of “firsts” for Baycrest as its world-leading research, education and care practices were on full display in 2016-17.

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Message from the Chairs
Laurence Goldstein and David Kassie

Please join us in looking at our year in retrospect, as we take stock of our recent successes and look towards an inspiring future.

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Building for the Future

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Connections

Hockey tournament is a game-changer
Hockey tournament is a game-changer

We know that funds raised through this event support others coping with this awful disease.

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Cogniciti plays central role in pharma’s fight against dementia
Cogniciti plays central role in pharma’s fight against dementia

Cogniciti poised to reshape clinical research trials across Canada and the U.S.

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A Canadian first: community-based affordable hearing care
A Canadian first: community-based affordable hearing care

Baycrest Audiology aims to help older adults with hearing loss who have not previously sought help.

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Scientists recognized for excellence nationally and internationally
Scientists recognized for excellence nationally and internationally

Honours include Order of Canada, Early Career Researcher award.

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New communication test provides early indicator of dementia
New communication test provides early indicator of dementia

Study suggests older adults should remain vigilant of hearing and communication problems.

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Groundbreaking work predicts how epilepsy seizures start
Groundbreaking work predicts how epilepsy seizures start

The Virtual Brain is one step closer to being used by doctors to provide personalized treatments.

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First clinically-validated, online brain health workshop
First clinically-validated, online brain health workshop

Workshop to boost memory will be available to older adults everywhere.

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Uncovering the impact of volunteer visits on thinking skills
Uncovering the impact of volunteer visits on thinking skills

Baycrest scientists and clinicians explore how volunteer visits could benefit older adults with dementia.

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Baycrest launches first Canadian Brain Health Food Guide
Baycrest launches first Canadian Brain Health Food Guide

The Brain Health Food Guide will help adults 50+ preserve their thinking and memory skills.

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Accolades for Family Mentor Program
Accolades for Family Mentor Program

We are so honoured that Accreditation Canada has recognized this program as a Leading Practice.

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Smiles all around: Youth visits lead to meaningful friendships
Smiles all around: Youth visits lead to meaningful friendships

Students from The Leo Baeck Day School South Campus visit regularly with residents at the Apotex Centre, Jewish Home for the Aged.

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Dance, Dementia, Baycrest, NBS, BalletMoving to the music: Taking ballet to LTC homes across Ontario
Moving to the music: Taking ballet to LTC homes across Ontario

We are shifting the culture of long term care through the arts.

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House calls via telemedicine increase access to specialized care
House calls via telemedicine increase access to specialized care

Mobile medical devices and resources help Baycrest deliver care to homebound older adult patients.

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Training the next generation of healthcare professionals
Training the next generation of healthcare professionals

The nine months I have spent at Baycrest have provided me with the knowledge, guidance and tools I need to excel in my career.

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Dementia Resources from Around the World
Dementia Resources from Around the World

While we don’t yet have a cure for dementia, reliable information can provide a lot of hope and help people make informed decisions…

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Virtual reality simulation fosters empathy
Virtual reality simulation fosters empathy

The VR dementia simulations allow formal and informal caregivers to live the experience of a person with dementia and literally see the world through their eyes.

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Theatre workshops: a powerful educational approach
Theatre workshops: a powerful educational approach

We see applied theatre as a way to encourage self-awareness and empathy without lecturing or telling.

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The Red Carpet makes an elegant debut at Baycrest
The Red Carpet makes an elegant debut at Baycrest

We raised an incredible quarter of a million dollars to help Baycrest care for older adults.

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Every kilometre counts in Barrie 2 Baycrest ride
Every kilometre counts in Barrie 2 Baycrest ride

Every rider has a reason for joining the Barrie to Baycrest (B2B) fundraiser

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Baycrest Challenge: Age 30 years in 30 minutes
Baycrest Challenge: Age 30 years in 30 minutes

The aging suit is one of several simulation tools used by Baycrest’s Centre for Education

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Brain Project sparks conversations on dementia
Brain Project sparks conversations on dementia

Sarah Rafferty is global ambassador for The Brain Project again in 2017.

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