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Baycrest longitudinal study examines the cognitive and psychosocial function of retired professional hockey players April 13, 2017
Researchers at Baycrest Health Sciences’ Rotman Research Institute have reported the most comprehensive neuropsychological study of retired professional ice hockey players to date. They found that the …

Brain-mapping platform, the Virtual Brain, used to help predict the effects of epilepsy March 17, 2017
The Virtual Brain, an international brain-mapping platform co-created by Baycrest, is one step closer to being used by doctors to provide personalized treatments based on brain simulations.One of the …

Super seniors display their youthful spirits on Tu B’Shvat March 15, 2017
On February 26, 2017, there was an air of excitement and pride on the faces of the super seniors who helped each other place green wreaths on their heads, green ribbons on their wrists and blue ties o …

Baycrest creates first Canadian Brain Health Food Guide for adults March 13, 2017
Baycrest scientists have led the development of the first Canadian Brain Health Food Guide to help adults over 50 preserve their thinking and memory skills as they age.“There is increasing evidence in …

The way the brain processes speech could serve as a predictor of early dementia before obvious communication problems appear March 8, 2017
Early dementia is typically associated with memory and thinking problems; but older adults should also be vigilant about hearing and communication problems, suggest recent findings in a joint Baycrest …

A message from the President & CEO February 28, 2017
I want to thank Baycrest supporters from all across our great community for the wonderful welcome I’ve received from so many of you during my first month as the new President and CEO of the Baycrest F …

Baycrest’s unique volunteer visit program could preserve thinking skills for dementia patients living in long-term care February 22, 2017
Baycrest scientists and clinicians are teaming up with long-term care homes across Toronto to explore how volunteer visits could help older adults with dementia preserve or improve their thinking abil …

MP Marco Mendicino delivers a speech about Federal Funding for Baycrest Health Sciences in Eglinton-Lawrence February 21, 2017

Dementia: hearing loss may contribute to symptoms February 17, 2017
By: Dr. Michael GordonMillions of dollars from the pharmaceutical industry have been invested in the quest to find medications that may prevent or decrease the progress of dementia-causing conditions, …

Understanding the importance of hearing loss for those with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers January 23, 2017
By: Marilyn Reed, professional practice leader for audiology at Baycrest Health SciencesThe link between age-related hearing loss and cognitive impairment has been well established through over 30 yea …