Alzheimer Society of Canada commends Federal Throne Speech
Government shows leadership in renewing dementia research
The Alzheimer Society of Canada welcomes the Federal Government's commitment to renew health research to tackle the growing onset of dementia and related diseases, as outlined in the Speech from the Throne.
"The Alzheimer Society is pleased that the Government of Canada recognizes dementia as an important issue," says Mimi Lowi-Young, CEO, Alzheimer Society of Canada. "The Throne Speech also demonstrates their commitment to finding solutions that will benefit Canadians and their families facing this fatal disease."
The Alzheimer Society also applauds the Government's commitment to improve the caregiver tax credit which will help provide relief to caregivers who currently spend up to 444 million unpaid hours per year looking after a family member with dementia.
In September, the Alzheimer Society of Canada called on the Government to establish the Canadian Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Partnership, with a mandate to assemble dementia experts, government officials, health-care providers, researchers and people who are personally impacted by the disease to facilitate and implement a national dementia strategy.