• exercise,  Prevention

    Cycle Bar X Memory Ball

    Memory Ball is ecstatic to partner with Cycle Bar Leaside on our first ever Wellness Day! Cycle Bar is a new indoor cycling facility in Leaside and we’re pleased to welcome them to their new digs with an exclusive to Memory Ball private ride. This event will take place: Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 1pm Yes, this is the weekend before Memory Ball and it’s a great opportunity to get in shape for the dance floor. And, as you should know by now, exercise is great for the brain!

  • exercise,  Lifestyle,  Prevention,  Uncategorized

    Living a Healthy Lifestyle: Exercising

    by: Aryn Gatto It’s that time of the year again: our New Year’s resolutions may be in the rear view mirror, work is keeping you on your toes (or rather seated at your desk!), and although there are little signs of spring appearing here and there, winter continues to linger, not yet having released its grasp and make room for all things spring, which tend to encourage us to go for that spontaneous evening jog or Sunday bike ride.

  • Alzheimer's Disease,  Prevention,  Toronto

    Could Beer Help Protect Your Brain From Alzheimer’s?

    Like most urbanites, I enjoy a good drink on a Friday or Saturday night.  I’ve read countless studies about the benefits of red wine for heart health, or even more recently how it may be more effective than a trip to the gym[i] although I’m not sure if I believe that one.   However, there hasn’t been much attention on the (health) benefits of beer drinking, until now. A recent study noted that beer hops have a property that can help protect brain cells[ii]. Apparently, this can help prevent the development of neuro-degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s. As a Memory Ball executive, and member of the Alzheimer’s community, this is a…

  • Alzheimer's Disease,  dementia,  Diagnosis,  Early-Onset Alzheimer's,  Prevention

    The 2014 Zeitgeist: A Year In Review for Alzheimer’s Advocacy

    2014 was a great year for Alzheimer’s advocacy and breakthroughs.  Here are some moments that made 2014 a great year for Alzheimer’s awareness. While there’s still a lot of work we need to do in 2015, here are some moments from the past year that inspired us. Thanks to some of these breakthroughs, we will see the end of this disease in our lifetime. 1. February 26, 2014 – Seth Rogen makes his Senate Subcommittee speech “Americans whisper the word Alzheimer’s because their government whispers the word Alzheimer’s. And although a whisper is better than the silence that the Alzheimer’s community has been facing for decades, it’s still not enough. It…

  • Alzheimer's Disease,  Blog,  exercise,  Guest Blog,  Lifestyle,  Memory Ball 2014,  Prevention,  Toronto Events

    Get Workout Ready for Memory Ball with Christie Preston’s Workout

    Christie Preston of Preston Fitness and the Beauty and the Bod Blog has been a longtime supporter and friend of Memory Ball. Christie is a stellar personal and group trainer who promotes healthy habits and exercise as a way to live a better life — and trust us when we say, her enthusiasm is infectious. Not only that, but Christie has a very positive view on working out, she believes in balance. We love her because she won’t make us feel badly about having a cupcake or 2, but… she may make us do extra burpees. We hope you love this video as much as we love working out with Christie.