A national dementia strategy is on its way for Canadians
On June 22, 2017, we celebrated 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.
The latest news and numbers
August 14, 2018: Read our 2019 pre-budget submission (PDF)
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
What can you do?
Take action for a national dementia strategy. Not sure where to start?
Spread the word
- Tell your friends and family why a national dementia strategy is so important.
- Share your story with us - why is a national strategy important?
- Learn more about becoming a spokesperson.
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