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The Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest is a preeminent international centre for the study of aging and human brain function. Through generous support from private donors and funding agencies, the RRI advances our understanding of human brain structure and function in critical areas of clinical, cognitive, and computational neuroscience, including perception, memory, language, attention and decision making. With a primary focus on aging and brain health, including Alzheimer’s and related dementias, research at the RRI and across the Baycrest campus promotes effective care and improved quality of life for older adults through research into age- and disease-related behavioural and neural changes.

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Research suggests gut microbiome plays a role in lifestyle’s effects on dementia risk

The gut microbiome may play a role in how diet and exercise affect brain health and dementia risk, suggests a recent Baycrest study. This knowledge could help scientists and clinicians optimize strategies to prevent dementia.

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Baycrest study reveals whether you’re 18 or 80, lifestyle may be more important than age in determining dementia risk

Individuals with no dementia risk factors, such as smoking, diabetes or hearing loss, have similar brain health as people who are 10 to 20 years younger than them, according to a new Baycrest study. The study found that a single dementia risk factor could reduce cognition by the equivalent of up to three years of aging.

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Baycrest’s Canada Research Chair in Interventional Cognitive Neuroscience is advancing critical treatments for brain health

Baycrest is pleased to announce that Dr. Jed Meltzer has been named the Canada Research Chair in Interventional Cognitive Neuroscience for a second consecutive term. A senior scientist at Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute (RRI), Dr. Meltzer is a trailblazer in the use of individualized brain stimulation to treat symptoms of brain disorders such as dementia and stroke.

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Older adults store too much information in their brains

A new Baycrest study reports that older adults store too much information in their brains, leading them to have “cluttered” memories. As a result of these cluttered memories, they have more trouble remembering specific and detailed information compared to younger adults.

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