Canada will become the 30th country with a national dementia strategyOn June 22, 2017, we celebrate the passage of Bill C-233, An Act respecting a national strategy for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Canada will now become the latest country to develop a national dementia strategy to address the overwhelming scale, impact and cost of dementia. Read more >
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Decisive action by the federal government is urgently needed as the proportion of seniors continues to grow over the next two decades.
- Dementia in Canada: A National Strategy for Dementia-friendly Communities (p. 43)
Some people may look at me and think, "He doesn't have Alzheimer's disease." If only that were true! Canada needs a national dementia strategy to better support those of us who have the disease already, and those who will develop it in the future.
- Jim Mann
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Senators host panel discussion on meeting needs of Canadians living with dementia
On Monday, January 30, 2017, Huguette Grand spent her 79th birthday in an Ottawa long-term care facility, while her daughter Catherine related what it's been like to be her mother’s caregiver for 11 years to a panel of Canadian Senators. The Senate’s Social Affairs Committee hosted the discussion to call attention to Canada’s need for a national strategy to deal with all forms of dementia. Watch or read more about the event.
Last Updated: 05/01/2018