We envision a new paradigm of care in which persons diagnosed with dementia are viewed as individuals with lives worth living. Within this new paradigm, abilities, interests and preferences will be respected, encouraged and maximized.


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The Center for Applied Research in Dementia presents ideas to help people with dementia live a meaningful and engaging life. 

Click the image above to visit our video channel, featuring our latest presentation, "Alzheimer Syndrome,"  which offers a thought-provoking way of looking at Alzheimer's, and dementia in general. 

Effective Memory Interventions


The Center for Applied Research in Dementia creates effective memory interventions.

These interventions take many forms and are customized to the needs of those we serve.

For activities programming to staff training to working with families we have a solution to meet your needs.


Hiding the Stranger in the Mirror


We are not helpless in the face of dementia. We can best care for ourselves and our loved ones with dementia by embracing the humanity that exists, and has always existed, within each other.” (Cameron J. Camp, Ph.D., from the Author’s Preface to Hiding the Stranger in the Mirror)


Click here to find answers to the book's unsolved cases!

Families and Caregivers


Please also visit our interactive website.

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Instructional Videos

InstructionalVideosLearn how to share meaningful time with people with dementia

Books and Manuals

Books And ManualsResources for Improving quality of life for people with memory loss

Reading Material

Reading MaterialReading materials for persons with dementia

Training Opportunities