Neuropsychology and Cognitive Health
The Neuropsychology and Cognitive Health program provides clinical services, education and training and clinical research related to the assessment and treatment of memory and other cognitive abilities in older adults. The mission of our program is to provide excellence and leadership in clinical neuropsychological services.
Our staff is made up of psychologists, social workers, administrative support as well as many volunteers and students.
The program provides neuropsychological assessment, intervention, and consultation across Baycrest programs and to external organizations.
- Neuropsychological Evaluation Services contribute to the diagnosis of cognitive disorders and treatment planning.
- Neuropsychological intervention is offered to clients with mild to severe cognitive changes. Specific programs include the following:
- The Memory and Aging Program serves older adults with age-normal memory changes.
- Learning the Ropes for Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) serves clients with MCI and their family members.
- Memory-Link provides training and support for clients with severe memory impairment and their family members.
- Training of Executive Attention targets executive and attention deficits associated with diverse cognitive disorders.
- External neuropsychological consultation services are provided to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and West Park Healthcare Centre.
- Behavioural consultation helps Baycrest teams manage responsive behaviours in patients with cognitive disorders.
Education and training
We offer training opportunities for undergraduate psychology students, graduate practicum students in social work and psychology, and pre-doctoral neuropsychology interns. We also provide numerous rounds and seminars for trainees in neuropsychology.
Our staff members are involved in clinical research investigating cognitive and behavioural changes that occur with normal aging and age-related cognitive disorders.