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Memory Ball Toronto is back with its Sixth Annual Gala Event, proudly hosted by the Young Leaders Council of the Alzheimer Society of Toronto
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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. cycle bar and memory ball 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!

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. [caption id="attachment_3055" align="aligncenter" width="625"]aryn-gatto-exercise blog Aryn in warmer weather[/caption]

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 very exciting discovery! My taste for beer has developed overnight, which is perfect because for the first time in Memory Ball history, we will be welcoming a Beer Sponsor to our event! Woodhouse Brewing Co. is a local brewery with a growing following in Toronto. It’s got an unmistakable blue can (completely in line with our Memory Ball branding by the way), and only uses four ingredients, water, barley, hops and yeast[iii].  Woodhouse is small batch, craft brewing at its finest.woodhouse lager

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 needs to be yelled and screamed to the point that it finally gets the attention and the funding that it deserves and needs."

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.