Self-advocacy strategies

People with dementia often are unable to make their needs and wishes known, or others may not listen to them. So somebody else has to speak to doctors, caregivers, health-care providers and other professionals.

Usually, the advocate is a spouse or other family member. Sometimes it’s a friend or a volunteer from the community.

These fact sheets offer tips on advocating for a family member with dementia. We suggest that you read through the series, and then use the resources provided at the end of each fact sheet to find more specific information:


Learn about getting involved in Advocacy.

Contact your local Alzheimer Resource Centre.

Last Updated: 07/15/2019