Raise your voice for a national dementia strategy

This election, have your voice heard.

Click on the poster to download and use for reference.

Find your list of candidates here.

If you'd like to help make dementia an election issue, you can use the following template when emailing your candidates:

Dear Candidate,

I want to know if you will make dementia an election issue? My family lives the dementia journey in Nova Scotia and I want to know if you support the 17,000 people living with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia.


Your name and riding

You can also have these questions ready when a representative knocks on your door, or include these questions in your email.

Question 1:

If your party forms the next government, would you commit to supporting the continuation of the provincial dementia strategy in Nova Scotia?

Question 2:

If your party forms the next government, will you commit to making dementia a public health priority by creating public awareness of brain health and the importance of early diagnosis?

Additional Information

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 above or read more about the event.

Last Updated: 11/08/2017