Making Engagement Meaningful

Making Engagement Meaningful through Organized Routine Interaction (MEMORI) Corps

MEMORI Corps Making Engagement Meaningful

The goal of the MEMORI Corps intervention research study is to find out if providing personalized, virtual companion-guided service by trained Companion Guides can help people living with dementia living at home and support their care partner(s).

Recruitment for the study is closed.

If you are interested in participating in future studies, please complete and submit the Interest Form. Thank you!

Dr. Quincy Samus on Radio

Quincy Samus, Ph.D.

Dr. Samus chats with Reverand Michaels on Heaven 600 about MEMORI corps research goals to study ways to support individuals with dementia and care givers.



Johns Hopkins Study Focuses on Individuals With Dementia, Caregivers 

Who joined the study?

We recruited two groups of participants: 1) People living with dementia and their care partner(s) who reside together in the same home; and 2) Healthy volunteers 55 years of age and older to serve as Companion Guides.

Care Partners and People Living with Dementia

Eligible participants in this study were care partners of a person living with dementia and reside together in the same home. Download flyer

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Companion Guides

Eligible participants in this study as a Companion Guide were 55 years of age or older and willing to serve as a virtual companion from the comfort of your own home. Download flyer

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What happens in this study?

Free assessments of interests and well-being.

May meet with a friendly Companion Guide through your television for 12 weeks (5 hours/week).

Daily access to engaging physical and social activities.

Gift cards for $20 for each participant after each completed assessment.

Stipend of $200 per month for Companion Guides while actively serving.

Contact the MEMORI Corps Research Team


5200 Eastern Avenue
Mason F. Lord East Building, 3rd floor

Phone: 410-550-6744
Email: [email protected]

About MEMORI Corps Research

The project described in supported by Grant Number R01AG058586 from the National Institute on Aging.

Principal Investigator: Quincy Miles Samus, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Protocol Title: MEMORI Corps: A novel activity-based companion care program to benefit community-living persons with dementia, their families and senior volunteers
Application No.: IRB00197899.

Study Partners


MEMORI Corps Making engagement meaningful

Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's Association