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Educational Partnerships for Dementia Research

We recognize the importance of education in continually improving the model of dementia care and are pleased to partner with educational institutions for learning enhancement, training and internship opportunities.

We invite you to review the following examples of some of our most recent educational partnerships:

Enhanced Care Partner Education Pilot Study

In our continuing goal to develop a best practice model of dementia care, McCormick Dementia Services is partnering with Western University and Behavioural Supports Ontario to conduct a pilot project for an enhanced education series for care partner of people with dementia. With the support of the McCormick Care Foundation, the FACET project — Family Care Partner Education and Training – involves studying the interaction between care partners and simulated dementia patients to discover new ways to engage in meaningful activity and to minimize or redirect agitated behaviours.

Post-Graduate Studies/Certificate in Personal Support Work

A post-graduate learning opportunity for students of Fanshawe College’s Personal Support Worker program is being developed by McCormick Dementia Services, Fanshawe CollegeWestern University and the London Health Sciences Centre’s Behavioural Supports Ontario program. Specializing in dementia care, the program involves students learning from and interacting with simulated dementia patients as well as experiencing a day program student placement opportunity.

Service Learning with King’s University College

A service learning experience provides students of the Masters in Social Work program at King’s University College with an opportunity to connect with early stage dementia clients in the McCormick Day Program. Students benefit from the personal interaction and debriefing opportunities that help shed some light on the experiences and specific care needs of this population.

Some of our educational partners include:

Western University

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Physical Therapy
  • Health Studies
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Social Work at King’s University College
  • Faculty of Information and Media Studies

Fanshawe College

  • School of Nursing
    • Collaborative Nursing
    • Personal Service Workers
  • School of Community Studies
    • Recreation and Leisure Studies
    • Gerontology Interprofessional Practice
  • School of Design
  • School of Information Technology


  • London Health Sciences Centre
  • St. Joseph’s Health Care Centre
  • Parkwood Institute

Other Organizations

  • Baycrest Health Sciences
  • Brain Canada
  • Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging

For more information on how your educational program can become involved with McCormick Home, McCormick Dementia Services or McCormick Dementia Research, please contact