Advocacy in PEI
The Alzheimer Society of PEI raises awareness about the issues and concerns that matter to all Islanders affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Join our advocacy network.
If you would like to subscribe to our quarterly eNewsletter:
- Email: [email protected]
- Phone: 902-628-2257.
The Alzheimer Society of PEI gives a voice to all Islanders affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias at all levels of government. We work with politicians, policymakers and other community and health-care organizations to raise awareness about the issues and concerns that matter most to them.
Support from our governments is essential to meet the needs of everyone touched by this devastating illness. The Alzheimer Society of PEI is committed to advocating for legislation, policies and programs that are responsive to the needs of people with dementia, their families and caregivers.
But we can’t do it alone. By working together, we can offer the best care for today and the best hope for a world without Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
The Alzheimer Society is delighted that the Government of Canada committed to developing a national dementia strategy in June 2017. This is vital to the future of Canada’s health-care system. The costs of dementia are skyrocketing. By 2040, the cost to Canadians will be an incredible $293 billion per year.
Provincially, the Alzheimer Society of PEI and Health PEI is rolling out an awareness campaign #LetsTalkMemory. There are currently 2,570 Islanders living with dementia and this number will more than double by 2031.
“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
Become an advocate
Help Canadian's affected by Alzheimer's and related dementias, advocate for a national dementia strategy, and become a spokesperson.
The Alzheimer Society sends occasional updates about our advocacy activities, research news and general information about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. If you would like to subscribe to our quarterly eNewsletter, please email [email protected] or call 902-628-2257.
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Participate in research
You may be a candidate to participate in clinical trials. Learn more about what this involves and how to find a research study, contact us by email at [email protected] or call 902-628-2257.