Baycrest Impact Winter 2019

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WINTER 2019 Starting the next chapter W elcome to the latest edition of IMPACT, which brings you news, developments and stories from around our campus. We begin 2019 embarking on our next century as a leader in care, research, innovation and education in the fields of geriatrics and brain health. I know that every single one of us at Baycrest strives to ensure our daily work contributes to our shared journey to achieving ever greater levels of excellence. I invite you to take some time to read through this volume of IMPACT. Discover the many people behind our programs and the ways in which your work is helping Baycrest to create a world where every older adult enjoys a life of purpose, inspiration and fulfilment. The fight against dementia G roundbreaking research and innovations in care are crucial to the fight against Alzheimer's disease and other causes of dementia. The scientific community now knows that Alzheimer's starts to develop in the brain decades before memory loss symptoms become apparent. This is why over the next year, Baycrest will focus efforts on developing the first-of-its-kind brain health facility, the Kimel Family Centre for Brain Health and Wellness, which will combine research and care under one roof and play a pivotal role in preventing dementia. "The Kimel Family Centre is a natural evolution for us - taking our scientists' discoveries into how the brain changes with age to the next level," says Dr. Allison Sekuler, Vice-President, Research and the Sandra A. Rotman Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience at Baycrest, and Managing Director of the Rotman Research Institute (RRI) and the Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI). "Our researchers have explored the prevention and early detection of dementia using many different approaches. Through the Kimel Family Centre, we will integrate these approaches to enable positive changes in the lives of people coming to Baycrest, across Canada, and around the world." Dr. Howard Chertkow, Chair Cognitive Neurology & Innovation Dr. William Reichman, President and CEO, Baycrest Continued on page 12

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