About Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program

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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