When Muriel was diagnosed with dementia, her daughters shared the responsibility of caring for her as long as they could. They purchased personal support services, took time off work, set up a bed on the main floor of each sister’s house and eventually paid for long-term care when home care became unmanageable. It’s a common scenario. “We know that in Canada, rates of dementia are on the rise. In Ontario we see a number of dependent elderly with dementia living at home now,” says Husayn Marani, one of three Junior Researcher Development participants brought on to work with VHA Home HealthCare in 2018. A third-year doctoral student at the University of Toronto’s Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Husayn is researching the costs for family caregivers looking after a loved one with dementia at home.