Tips for advocating during the election

“Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world. In fact, it is the only thing that ever has.”

- Margaret Mead

Tips for how you can take action:

  • Ask for a meeting with your local candidates by calling, emailing, or sending a letter to their constituency or campaign office.
  • Post/share on social media on dementia issues and priorities.
  • Share stories and experiences directly with candidates by sending a letter to their campaign office or team
  • Ask questions about where a candidate/party stands on issues relating to dementia when candidates or canvassers come to your door.

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?

Last Updated: 08/15/2019