Being a child your whole life doesn’t mean you can’t be successful. Take a glimpse into the life of Jack Pearse, an Ontario camp leader legend and cofounder of the department of recreation and leisure studies at the University of Waterloo.
The Kenneth G. Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP) at the University of Waterloo is an innovative program that adopts a partnership approach and integrates research and educational activities in an effort to improve dementia care practices in Canada.
At the 2011 Alzheimer Disease International conference, MAREP was highlighted as a leader in dementia care and was featured in a new film showcasing MAREP’s innovative authentic partnership approach.
In late March, people living with dementia from all over the world will gather in Toronto for a unique forum called “A Changing Melody.” A Changing Melody gives people with dementia a chance to share experiences and strategies regarding living with memory loss.
“Together we can join forces to amplify the voices of people with dementia and continue to change the perceptions and misunderstandings of living with the disease,” says Sherry Dupuis, Director of the Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP) at the University of Waterloo.