Laura Middleton KITE

Laura Middleton is an affiliate scientist the Kite Research Institute, an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo, and a Research Scientist at the Schlegel Research Institute for Aging. Her research aims to identify strategies to prevent dementia, and promote well-being and independence among those living with dementia. She focuses on the influence of lifestyle, and specifically on the role of exercise alone and in combination with other therapeutic approaches (for example, cognitive training or diet). Her recent work has explored the creation and evaluation of accessible and inclusive strategies to promote the physical, mental, and social well-being of people living with dementia in the community. She partners with people living with dementia, care partners, health care professionals, and community service providers to create accessible and effective solutions for people living with dementia in Canadian communities.

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  • Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo
  • Research Scientist, Schlegel Research Institute for Aging
  • Affiliate Scientist, Mobility Team, UHN-Toronto Rehabilitation Instiute (KITE)
  • Dementia lifestyle
  • Inclusion
  • Accessibility
  • Physical activity
  • Well-being