We’re researching how businesses can engage people with dementia meaningfully and respectfully in the design, testing, and commercialization of apps intended for their use. For this research, we’re looking for people living with dementia to use, test, and provide feedback on a digital memory aid currently being developed. Follow the link for more information.
The Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP) is a research organization in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and is located in the Lyle Hallman Institute for Health Promotion.
MAREP’s mandate is to B.E.N.E.F.I.T. and enhance the lives of all those experiencing dementia by:
Building individual capacity by strengthening skills and providing resources and information to people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD), their family members, and professionals working in community and long-term care settings
Enabling the development of more supportive communities for people with ADRD and their families by developing tools and resources to ensure communities are better able to meet their unique needs
Nurturing strong relationships and partnerships involving people with dementia, family members and professionals in both research and knowledge translation activities
Enhancing the quality of life of all those touched by dementia, especially those living with it and their families
Facilitating and conducting sound social critical research based on the priorities identified by people with dementia, family members and professionals working in dementia care
Identifying and creating new and innovative approaches, paths and models in dementia care that provide unique and creative solutions to issues faced in dementia care
Transforming images and understandings of dementia in order to reduce the fear, stigma and misunderstandings associated with it