People with dementia often are unable to make their needs and wishes known, or others may not listen to them. So somebody else has to speak to doctors, caregivers, health-care providers and other professionals.
Usually, the advocate is a spouse or other family member. Sometimes it’s a friend or a volunteer from the community.
These fact sheets offer tips on advocating for a family member with dementia. We suggest that you read through the series, and then use the resources provided at the end of each fact sheet to find more specific information:
Learn about getting involved in Advocacy.
Contact your local Alzheimer Resource Centre.
Last Updated: 04/04/17