Press Releases

Highlights from 2017 (8/8/2017) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5JhRwbSvzs&feature=youtu.be
Gordie Howe: The game’s most wonderful ambassador (6/26/2017) - “I always know the people who know my father because they never talk about him as a hockey player. The thing they always talk about is how he makes people feel.” Read the full story here
BAYCREST HOCKEY TOURNAMENT ENTERS 12TH YEAR (5/12/2017) - A May 5 story in The CJN focuses on the Scotiabank Pro-Am for Alzheimer’s in Support of Baycrest. The annual charitable hockey tournament is now in its 12th year. This article features long-time Pro-Am participant and fundraiser, Larry Berman. Read the full story here.
Dale Hawerchuk Q&A: Jets vs. Leafs, solving McDavid, dangers of speed (5/8/2017) - Sportsnet interviewed NHL alumnus and Winnipeg Jets legend Dale Hawerchuk for his thoughts on participating in the Scotiabank Pro-Am for Alzheimer’s in Support of Baycrest. The May 8 story highlights Hawerchuk’s longstanding involvement with the Pro-Am and his opinion of today’s NHL superstars. Read the full interview here.
Pro-Am on CTV Toronto News 6 May 4 2017 (5/6/2017) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Jv2pGgb8Vo
More Support for People Living with Dementia, and Their Families (5/6/2017) - A May 6 story in The Oakville News reports on the Government of Ontario’s 2017 Budget, which contains financial allotments to help advance a new dementia strategy for the province. Baycrest President and CEO Dr. William Reichman is quoted in the story. Read the full article here.
What are repeated concussions doing to Sidney Crosby and the rest of the NHL? (5/5/2017) - The May 5 CBC Radio broadcast of “Day 6 with Brent Bambury” looked at the topic of concussions in the NHL. Dr. Brian Levine, senior scientist at Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute and lead researcher of the ongoing retired hockey players cognitive study, was interviewed for the segment. Read and listen to the show here.
Toronto man raises more than $140,000 for Alzheimer’s — a cause close to his heart (5/5/2017) - The Globe and Mail featured a May 5 profile of Joey Arfin – a Baycrest Foundation donor and longstanding Scotiabank Pro-Am for Alzheimer’s in Support of Baycrest participant. The profile highlights how Arfin, this year’s Pro-Am Co-Chair - has personally raised more than $140,000 for Baycrest through the event. Read the full story here.
Pro-Am on CTV Toronto – May 4 2017 (5/4/2017) - Pro-Am on CP24 May 4 2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKTxDTTRIvI Pro-Am CTV Toronto Late Night May 4 2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WySQP0Lsva4
NHL alumni lace up for Scotiabank pro-am charity tournament for Baycrest (5/3/2017) - InsideToronto.com published a May 3 story highlighting the 2017 Scotiabank Pro-Am for Alzheimer’s in Support of Baycrest. It features comments from Baycrest Foundation President & CEO, Josh Cooper, as well as from players. Read the article here.
Five reasons the future of brain enhancement is digital, pervasive and (hopefully) bright (5/1/2017) - A May 1 column on the World Economic Forum’s news site references the Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CC-ABHI) alongside other organizations and leaders trying to improve brain health, including Tesla founder, Elon Musk. Read the full story here.
Doctor’s visits require a well-made plan: Rittenberg (5/1/2017) - The Toronto Star published its bi-weekly column – Caregiver SOS – on May 1, written by Baycrest Occupational Therapist Nira Rittenberg, titled “Doctor's visits require a well-made plan.” Read her column here.
Brain Health and Nutrition: Food for Thought (4/27/2017) - An April 27 story in the Peoria Journal Star shared with its Illinois readership news of Baycrest’s recent publication of the first Brain Health Food Guide. Read the full article here.
Smooth moves for seniors (4/26/2017) - CBC’s The National broadcast an April 26 report titled “Smooth Moves for Seniors” that features a partnership between Baycrest, the National Ballet School of Canada and Trent University on a new program that will teach ballet to seniors. Watch the online report here.
Protect hockey players from head injuries: Editorial (4/25/2017) - The Toronto Star published an Op/Ed on April 25 discussing the results of the first phase of Baycrest’s longitudinal study on the impact of concussions on retired professional hockey players. Read the column here.
Study on former NHL players and concussions yields surprising early results (4/23/2017) - Metro News published an April 23 story on a Rotman Research Institute study that looks into the long-term impact of concussions on retired hockey players. Baycrest Senior Scientist - and study lead – Dr. Brian Levine comments on the results. Read the article here.
Hockey, concussions, psychiatric disorders (4/18/2017) - An April 18 story on the Radio Canada International website looks at the latest results from a study conducted at Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute looking at the effects of concussions on retired professional hockey players. The report features comments from Baycrest Senior Scientist – and study lead – Dr. Brian Levine. Read the full report Read More
Dementia can mean dealing with delusions: Rittenberg (4/17/2017) - The Toronto Star published its bi-weekly column – Caregiver SOS – on April 17, written by Baycrest Occupational Therapist Nira Rittenberg, titled “Dementia can mean dealing with delusions.” Read her column here.
59% of former NHLers studied prone to psychiatric disorders, research suggests (4/16/2017) - A CBC NEWS April 16 report looks at a study conducted by Baycrest Senior Scientist Dr. Brian Levine investigating the effects of concussions on retired professional hockey players. The ongoing study is a first-of-its-kind. Read the full story here or watch the CBC’s TV news report here. (Note: This same story was published on Yahoo! News Read More
Pro hockey players studied for brain impairment (4/15/2017) - An April 15 story in The Toronto Sun discusses the findings of Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute’s seminal study on the effects of concussions on retired professional hockey players. Baycrest Senior scientist – and study lead – Dr. Brian Levine, comments on his team’s findings. Read the article here.
Study examines cognitive and psychosocial function of retired professional hockey players (4/13/2017) - Medical Xpress published a story on findings from a recent study by the Rotman Research Institute on concussions in retired professional hockey players. The longitudinal study, led by Baycrest senior scientist Dr. Brian Levine, is the most comprehensive neurological study of its kind. Find the full report here
Sharing Mr. Hockey Stories (4/12/2017) - An April 12 report on Windsor’s AM 800 radio station website featured an in interview with NHL Alumnus Mark Napier, who recalled NHL legend Gordie Howe’s support of the Baycrest Pro-Am charitable hockey tournament. Read the full story here.
Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation announces up to CAD $ 1 million in funding available to support knowledge mobilization in the field of aging and brain health (4/3/2017) - MarketWired published an April 3 report about the Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation’s (CC-ABHI) new “Knowledge Moilization Partnership Program,” which has $1M in funding available to help knowledge mobilization about brain health across the healthcare sector. Read the full post here.
Woman Started Baycrest Flower Sale To Cope With Grief (4/3/2017) - An April 3 story in The CJN reports on Sarah Krybus Fishman, who started an annual charitable flower sale at Baycrest called “Bubby’s Blooms” in honour of her late mother. Read the full article here.  
Finding the proper care is full of difficult decisions: Rittenberg (4/3/2017) - The Toronto Star published its Caregiver SOS column on April 3, written by Baycrest Occupational Therapist Nira Rittenberg, titled “Finding the proper care is full of difficult decisions.” Read her column here.
Sportnet 590 Scoreboard (3/31/2017) - SPORTSNET 590 The FAN is proud to support The Scotiabank Pro-Am for Alzheimer’s™ in support of Baycrest!
Alzheimer’s Disease (3/30/2017) - A March 30 report in The National Post profiles the Cogniciti online brain health assessment. The assessment was scientifically validated at Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute. Read the full article here.
NHL Alumni Roster Revealed (3/28/2017) - NHL Alumni Roster Revealed for Scotiabank Pro-Am for Alzheimer’s™ in Support of Baycrest North America’s largest charity hockey tournament welcomes legends Wendel Clark, Darryl Sittler, Darcy Tucker and many more to its line up   TORONTO – March 28, 2017 – This May, hundreds of Toronto’s biggest hockey fans will get the chance to skate Read More
Mirtle: Going 1-on-1 with NHL all-star John Scott on being a first overall pick and making his own sausages (3/27/2017) - Toronto-based NHL sportswriter James Mirtle wrote a March 27 profile on NHL Alumnus John Scott for The Athletic. The article focuses in part on Scott’s participation in the 2017 Baycrest Pro-Am, and why he chose to be a part of it this year. Read the full interview here.
West Newbury Council on Aging hosts program about dementia (3/27/2017) - A March 27 report in The Daily News of Newburyportfeatures the Cogniciti Brain Health Assessment. The Baycrest-validated online brain health tool is being looked at in the state of Massachussets by the West Newbury Council on Aging. Read the full report here.
Food for thought (3/26/2017) - University of Toronto student newspaper The Varsity published a story about the new Canadian Brain Health Food Guide. The first-of-its kind guide was published by Baycrest and co-authored by Baycrest Senior Scientist, Dr. Carol Greenwood. Read the full story here.
Hit the Ice at a Life-Changing Event! (3/22/2017) - A March 22 post on the popular Listen To Lena blog - written by writer and social influencer Lena Almeida - featured the Scotiabank Pro-Am for Alzheimer’s in Support of Baycrest. Ms. Almeida discusses the Baycrest Foundation’s annual charity hockey tournament. Read her post here.
$1.65 MILLION RAISED AS TOURNAMENT COMMENCES IN TORONTO (5/13/2016) - The Scotiabank Pro-Am for Alzheimer’s™ in support of Baycrest announced 33 teams helped raise $1.65 million for the Baycrest Foundation, as the 11th annual event commenced in Toronto on Friday evening. Funds raised through North America’s largest charity hockey tournament supports research, innovation, education and care for Alzheimer’s disease, at Baycrest Health Sciences in Toronto. Read More