Raise your voice for a national dementia strategy
By 2031, an estimated 937,000 Canadians will have dementia. That’s less than 15 years away.
Canada needs a national dementia strategy to curb the social, economic and personal costs of this disease and better prepare us for the future.
What does a national dementia strategy mean to fellow Canadians?
“ 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. Without a plan to deal with the growing number of Canadians with dementia, we will all experience its impact. ”
- Jim Mann
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How can you help support a national dementia strategy?
Whether you have two minutes or several days, there are many ways you can take action.
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The latest news
On February 3, 2017, Bill C-233, the National Strategy for Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias Act
, received third reading and a vote in the House of Commons. It passed with a voice vote. Learn more about Bill C-233
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 above or read more about the event.
Last Updated: 06/22/17
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