By 2031, an estimated 937,000 Canadians will have dementia.
That’s less than 15 years away!

We need a national dementia strategy

Canada needs a national dementia strategy to curb the social, economic and personal costs of this disease and better prepare us for the future.

Jim Mann

Some people may look at me and think, "He doesn't have Alzheimer's disease." If only that were true! Canada needs a national dementia strategy to better support those of us who have the disease already, and those who will develop it in the future. 
- Jim Mann 

Read more about what a national dementia strategy means to Jim >

Tools & links

On February 7, 2017, Bill C-233, the National Strategy for Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias Act, was introduced in the Senate at first reading. What is Bill C-233?

Read the Senate Committee report: Dementia in Canada: A National Strategy for Dementia-friendly Communities

What is a national dementia strategy and why do we need one?

Our latest statistics: Dementia numbers in Canada

Frequently asked questions

What can you do?

Take action for a national dementia strategy. Not sure where to start?

Spread the word

• Tell your friends and family why a national dementia strategy is so important.
• Raise awareness by advocating for a national dementia strategy on social media with the hashtag #cdnpoli.
• Learn more about becoming a spokesperson.

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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 or read more about the event.

Last Updated: 11/08/2017