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Inquiring minds lead the way to better brain health and aging


Innovation and curiosity are part of our DNA at Baycrest.
Using technology and innovation, we’re helping older adults discover a new world full of possibilities, free of fear. At the same time, scientists at the Rotman Research Institute (RRI) are unlocking mysteries of the aging brain to help defeat dementia.
Baycrest is connected nationally and internationally to other leaders in the sector, in part through the Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI), powered by Baycrest, and as scientific headquarters of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA). Our campus setting facilitates collaboration among scientists, clinicians, educators, students, older adults, their families and volunteers who are discovering new ways to improve brain health and help older adults Fear No Age.

Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute is advancing our knowledge of the aging brain. Our foundational science research programs focus on perception, cognition, and brain function.  Scientists are unlocking the mysteries of the aging brain to help defeat dementia. 

Spearheaded by Baycrest, CABHI was established in 2015 as the result of the largest investment in brain health and aging in Canadian history. The centre is a unique collaboration of health care, science, industry, not-for-profit and government partners whose aim is to help improve quality of life for the world's aging population, allowing older adults to age safely in the setting of their choice while maintaining their cognitive, emotional, and physical well-being.
The Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA), founded in 2014 brings together over 300 researchers from across the country to work towards improving the prevention, treatment and quality of life among people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and the quality of life of their caregivers.