Why We Bike For Brain Health
Who We Bike For
More than 500,000 Canadians currently live with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, affecting one out of every four Canadians over the age of 85. This number is expected to nearly double by 2030. Addressing the public health crisis of dementia is an urgent public health concern.
Read below to learn how Baycrest’s care, innovation, education and research impacts the lives of clients here and in the community.
By participating in Bike for Brain Health, you'll be raising vital funds to help Baycrest in its work to defeat dementia. These critical funds will be directed toward areas that require timely investments with the goal of creating a world where every older adult enjoys a life of purpose, inspiration and fulfilment. Join Bike for Brain Health so that we can all Fear No AgeTM!
Why Ride Mattamy Homes Bike for Brain Health?
When you register for Mattamy Homes Bike for Brain Health, you are signing up for a fundraising mission first, and a bike ride second.
Whether you’re an experienced cyclist or haven't been on a bike for years, there’s a place for you in the event. Cyclists can choose to ride one of three different routes ranging from 25km, 50km and 75km.
Baycrest Foundation’s mission is to promote research, innovation, care and education in the field of aging and brain health, including Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and stroke, as well as medical programs and services for older adults living in the community. Mattamy Homes Bike for Brain Health provides a way for riders to do something about it: raise funds and celebrate by cycling on the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway traffic-free.
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Expanding access to care for older adults in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic
Uncovering why playing a musical instrument can protect brain health
New Virtual Reality Platform Enhances Quality of Life for Older Adults
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Baycrest@Home Launches New Self-Care Tool for Family Caregivers
Virtual Access to Specialists Improves Care for People Living with Dementia
Technology Enablement for Older Adults (TEA)
How Innovation is Improving the Aging Experience in Canada
The Possibilities Model: How New Approaches to Care & Innovation Support Aging in Place
Learning about Brain Health
As we work to defeat dementia, Baycrest is also educating the next generation of healthcare providers, locally and globally, and creating innovative, technology-based virtual education in response to the evolving needs of our learners.
Fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, Baycrest has an extensive clinical training program. We have trained thousands of students and practitioners from over 50 universities and colleges to deliver high quality care alongside leading experts who are focused on the diseases of aging and care of older adults.
Baycrest-led virtual education program effective in supporting long-term care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic
Training the Next Generation of Leaders In Brain Health And Aging
Baycrest’s Centre for Education Launches New Health Information Portal
Behaviour Supports for Seniors: Opening a digital window to behaviour supports for people with dementia and their caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic
SAGE learning: Simulated teaching scenarios create better patient care
Baycrest is a global leader in aging and brain health with a vision of a world where, with your help, we can all Fear No AgeTM.