Thursday, Apr 14, 2022
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Join Carrie McAiney, PhD, to learn how research is changing what we know about dementia in Canada. McAiney will share her work co-leading a project at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging that is enhancing the national dementia data system to improve our understanding of dementia and its progression. McAiney will also share her work that is challenging stigma and exploring how individuals and care partners can live well with dementia.
Carrie McAiney is the Schlegel Research Chair in Dementia with the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) and Scientific Director of the Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP). She is also an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo. McAiney works collaboratively with persons living with dementia, family care partners, providers and organizations to implement and evaluate interventions and approaches that aim to enhance care and support for individuals living with dementia and care partners, and to improve the quality of work life for dementia care staff. McAiney is co-Director of the Partnerships in Dementia Care Alliance and Co-Lead of the Knowledge Translation and Exchange Program at the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging. McAiney supported the development of the Canadian Dementia Strategy, and co-leads two national dementia projects at the RIA.