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Baycrest’s researchers are tackling the public health crisis of dementia on a number of fronts -  through detection, prevention and treatment. The time to prevent Alzheimer's and related diseases is now, but the only way to tackle the problem is by fully understanding it.

Over the years, Baycrest’s research has fuelled the development of the first science-based cookbook for the brain, Mindfull; the first Brain Health Food Guide for adults over 50; a clinically-validated, gold standard brain health workshop for healthy older adults and a free, scientifically-validated, brain health assessment for adults over 40.

Our researchers study various brain disorders and dementias, including:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Vascular Dementia
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Primary Progressive Aphasia
  • Anxiety and Mood Disorders
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Stroke
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment

Research at Baycrest brings together neuroscientists, psychologists, gerontologists, occupational therapists, physicists, statisticians, computer scientists. As Baycrest’s scientists unravel the mysteries of the aging brain, they work in close collaboration with healthcare staff and clients to understand, protect, and enhance brain health throughout our lifetimes.

Partnerships play a key role in meeting this goal, which is why Baycrest is a partner of choice, collaborating with clinicians, researchers, government, non-profits, community groups and industry, in Canada and across the globe.