Laura Middleton is an affiliate scientist on the mobility team at UHN-Toronto Rehabilitation (KITE), an associate professor in Kinesiology 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 exercise programs to improve the cognitive, physical, and social health of people living with dementia in the ‘real-world’. She partners with people living with dementia, health care professionals, and community service providers to create accessible and effective solutions for people living with dementia in Canadian communities.