Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Thanks for All Your Support At Our Alzheimer Awareness Event!

On Monday January 21st, 2013, MAREP held an Alzheimer Awareness event that was open to the UW community but also to our MAREP partners and general public.

We received an overwhelming response and although we opened a second room, we unfortunately had to turn some people away to meet fire regulations.  MAREP would like to thank everyone for their support at our event. 

We are so happy to have the opportunity to raise awareness and to highlight the important fact that life is not over after a person receives a diagnosis of Alzheimer's and/or a related dementia.  In fact, people living with dementia can continue to have very fulfilling and meaningful lives especially with the proper supports and a compassionate and caring society/community.

Living meaningfully was highlighted by all three of our guest speakers - Dr. Peter Whitehouse (PhD-MD), Ms. Ann Marie Wilson (family partner in care), and Ms. Mary Beth Wighton (person living with dementia).

To learn more about what happened at the event, please check out a full story covered in the front page of the local Record newspaper.

Carl Wilson, person living with dementia, advocate and MAREP Partner, and Dr. Sherry Dupuis, Director of the Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program
If you would also like to learn more about any future upcoming events or conferences at MAREP, or even learn more about how you can become involved with our research projects, please go to our MAREP website at or contact Jessica at or 519-888-4567, ext. 36880.
Please stay tuned to our MAREP website and Blog for a video tapping of our Alzheimer's Awareness Event.
Again thank you to all for your continued support and help to build communities of care and support for those living with and/or affected by dementia!

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