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Making Engagement Meaningful through Organized Routine Interaction (MEMORI) Corps

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The goal of the MEMORI Corps intervention research study is to find out if providing personalized in-home companion care delivered by trained senior volunteers can help persons with dementia living at home and support their family caregivers.


Who may join?

People with dementia and their informal caregivers who reside together in the same home in Baltimore City or Baltimore County. Healthy volunteers 55 years of age and older to serve as companions.

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Caregivers and Persons with Dementia

You may be eligible to participate in this study if you are a caregiver of a person with dementia and reside together in the same home in Baltimore City or Baltimore County.

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You may be eligible to participate in this study as a volunteer if you are 55 years of age and older and willing to travel to homes in Baltimore City or Baltimore County.


What happens in this study?

Free in-home assessments of health and well-being.

May receive 12 weeks of companion care service (8-10 hours/week).

Information on activities, health and well-being.

Gift cards for up to $75 for each enrollee.

Stipend of $250 per month for actively serving volunteers.

Ready to sign-up or interested in learning more?

You can fill out an interest form with your contact information and the MEMORI Corps Research Team will follow-up with you.


Contact the MEMORI Corps Research Team


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


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

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  • Alzheimer's Association

    Alzheimer's Association
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