MAREP is a major division of the Research Institute for Aging (RIA) 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 persons 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 persons 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 persons 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 persons 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 careTransforming images and understandings of dementia in order to reduce the fear, stigma and misunderstandings associated with it
For details on the founding of MAREP and MAREP's key milestones, please go to the history page.