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New dementia resources available

Addressing cultural gaps in dementia resources through co-design and collaboration.

Embark on a transformative journey at Walk with Me, a national conference revolutionizing the way we view aging in Canada. Mark your calendars for May 1-3, 2024 in Ottawa!

2022-23 Impact Report

Partnering for aging breakthroughs

 

Get involved with our research and initiatives to help answer some of the most challenging questions facing an aging population.

The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) is a charitable, non-profit organization that enhances the quality of life and care for older adults through research, education, and practice. We connect research to the real world and tackle the biggest issues facing an aging population. Our innovative approach to research is helping to change the way we age in Canada.

Areas of Expertise

The RIA is recognized as making significant impacts in the following key areas:

We connect research
to the real world.

By Us, For Us Guides

Resources for people living with dementia and their care partners

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CHOICE+

Resources on how to improve mealtime for residents in senior care settings

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Ontario CLRI

 A program to support Ontario long-term care homes

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Recent News

Bringing culture to the table

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In the Community

Being involved with the RIA has been like opening a door into a world filled with knowledge, respect and interest. It’s incredibly welcoming and rewarding.

— Myrna Norman is living with dementia and shares her experience working with the RIA as a member of the Canadian Dementia Learning and Resource Network (CDLRN) Advisory Committee.

I think what is different about this organization is that its thinking is outside the box a little bit….It’s supporting resources that we [people with lived experience] have designed…And that’s the difference that I can see.

— Community Advisory Committee member that helps guide the work of the Canadian Dementia Learning and Resource Network (CDLRN) reflects on the value this program brings to older adults across Canada.

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