Alzheimer's disease and related dementias are a world-wide phenomena that ignore social class and national boundaries. As age is the greatest risk factor for the development of Alzheimer's disease, more and more individuals will be diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias as the population ages.
At the present time there is no known cause or cure for Alzheimer's disease. As the search for an effective treatment continues, it is important that people who have Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia receive the best care possible and are provided with support and opportunities to live meaningful lives. To implement effective approaches for care of persons living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, contemporary research findings need to be brought to the attention of all partners in care including persons with dementia, family members and friends, health care professionals, and so forth. The converse is true as well in that effective approaches to care need to be brought to the attention of researchers.
MAREP 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. MAREP is funded through donations and charitable gifts. Learn how you can support our programs.
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