Murray Alzheimer Research & Education Program
Topics: Dementia, Workforce Development
Founded in 1993 by Kenneth Murray, whose experience as a care partner for his late wife Helen inspired him to support a research and education initiative that improves the quality of life of people living with dementia and their care partners. The Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP) operated at the University of Waterloo for more than 20 years before transitioning to the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) in 2018.
All of MAREPs research and education initiatives are co-designed with people living with dementia, care partners, community members, researchers and more. MAREP values collaboration and is a leader in supporting and elevating the voices and experiences of people living with dementia and care partners. We build authentic partnerships with people living with dementia, care partners, and health and social care providers, and work together to co-design innovative research and educational resources, such as the By Us For Us Guides, and the award-winning LIVING the Dementia Journey program.
Carrie McAiney, PhD
Schlegel Research Chair in Dementia; Scientific Director, MAREP
- Christine Pellegrino, Director, Dementia Programs
- Kristie Kimmett, Engagement Manager
- Laura Knowlton, Project Coordinator
- Michelle Stillman, Senior Director, Programs and Impact
- Nathan Honsberger, Evaluation Manager
There is no "Funding Acknowledgement" associated with this Program.
The are no "Related Projects" associated with this Program.