#StopTheClockOnAlz

Alzheimer Awareness Month 2017

It is time to stop Alzheimer’s disease.

Today, nearly 600,000 Canadians live with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and this number is expected to increase to nearly 1 million by 2031. However, world-renowned brain health researchers at Baycrest Health Sciences agree that if we can delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease by 10 years, then we will essentially eradicate the disease. By working together, we can bring an end to Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.

Below, you will learn about the latest research, compassionate care, and ways you can help stop the clock on Alzheimer’s disease.

Online brain health assessments now available for Canadians 40+

Free, private, and clinically studied by researchers at Baycrest, a world leader in memory and aging, Cogniciti’s brain health assessment helps to answer the question, “Is my memory normal or should I see my doctor?”

Take the test

Answering the call for a national dementia strategy

In response to the call for a national dementia strategy from a broad range of experts, including Baycrest’s President and CEO, Dr. William Reichman, the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology released a report to determine the actions that should be taken to most effectively and efficiently meet the challenge of dementia in Canada.

Read the report

New online dementia resource aims to improve health outcomes

Lessen the complexity, confusion and challenge of locating reliable online information about dementia for caregivers and those with concerns about dementia and memory loss with Dementia Resources from Around the World, a carefully curated collection of senior-friendly and peer reviewed websites about dementia.

Explore the resource hub

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Baycrest Programs, Services & Resources

Baycrest offers an array of services and programs for older adults with a variety of health conditions, including memory and cognitive disorders and mental health concerns. In addition to our clinics, day programs and wellness classes, support groups and counselling are available to family members who are caring for a loved one.

Counselling and referral services
If you’re looking to access community resources or having trouble navigating the healthcare system, this is a great place to start.

The Centre for Memory & Neurotherapeutics
Access clinical and educational programs for memory, dementia and related disorders.

The Koschitzky Centre for Innovations in Family Caregiving
Get help coping with the physical and emotional demands of looking after a loved one.

Smart aging
Learn how to age well with tips on healthy eating, physical fitness and mental health.

Caring for the caregiver
Helpful advice from our experts to help caregivers keep themselves healthy.

Dementia Resources from Around the World
Access the best senior friendly web resources for individuals experiencing symptoms of dementia and their caregivers.  

Counselling and referral services
If you’re looking to access community resources or having trouble navigating the healthcare system, this is a great place to start.

January is Alzheimer's Awareness Month. Worldwide, a new case of dementia is diagnosed every 4 seconds. Learn more

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month