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Baycrest launches study combining music and brain stimulation to improve memory September 18, 2017
Baycrest will embark on the first study combining music therapy with brain stimulation to improve memory among patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).This study could pave the way to developing …

Lemonade and sweet treats: Summer sales for Baycrest September 1, 2017
Members of the youngest generation were inspired to help Baycrest this summer.Six-year-old Tali Travis held a bake sale and raised $126 by inviting family and friends to purchase  chocolate chip cooki …

Baycrest music therapist shares stories of care and comfort August 30, 2017
What You Might not Know About Music TherapyBy: Chrissy Pearson, BMT, MTAIt is Wednesday afternoon and I find Larry* sitting in his wheelchair in the hallway with his eyes closed. He is well-dressed an …

The wage gap between the rich and the poor and family income impact the brain development of female youth August 22, 2017
Female teenagers living in neighbourhoods with wide salary gaps and a low-income household show changes to their brain maturation that could indicate a higher risk of developing mental illness in adul …

Baycrest Global Solutions signs deal to establish new services for older adults in China August 21, 2017
Baycrest Global Solutions Inc., the commercial arm of Baycrest Health Sciences, has signed a new $7.8 million deal with Beijing-based Zhonghong Holding Co., Ltd. (“Zhonghong Group”) to help create a f …

Baycrest researchers find that imagining an action-consequence relationship can improve memory August 10, 2017
The next time you hear about the possibility of rain on the weather forecast, try imagining the umbrella tip being lodged in your home’s door lock, blocking you from locking it. This mental exercise c …

Baycrest scientist represents Canada in organization promoting international collaborations in brain research July 27, 2017
Dr. Stephen Strother, senior scientist at Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute, will help shape cooperative brain research around the world in his new appointment as a Canadian representative on the C …

High Schooler captures Baycrest’s essence in photography exhibit July 25, 2017
In 2016, Aidan Solway, then-13, visited Baycrest on a mission to take pictures of members of Café Europa, a social club/program offered to clients, patients and community members who are Holocaust sur …

Speech language therapy delivered through the Internet leads to similar improvements as in-person treatment July 20, 2017
Telerehabilitation helps healthcare professionals reach more patients in need, but some worry it doesn’t offer the same quality of care as in-person treatment. This isn’t the case, according to recent …

Signs of psychological problems linked to brain networks July 17, 2017
How a person’s brain tunes out unnecessary information could be used to help predict psychological problems, according to a new study published by Baycrest researchers.The new study, published in the …