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