Ontario Dementia Strategy
“The Alzheimer Society of Ontario welcomes the release of Developing Ontario’s Dementia Strategy. Virtually everyone in Ontario will be touched by dementia – our families, our workplaces and our communities. We commend the Minister’s leadership in opening up discussions on this important health issue. We look forward to working with him to ensure people with dementia and those caring for them have a say in how to create an Ontario where all people with dementia can live well.”
-Chris Dennis, CEO, Alzheimer Society of Ontario
The time for action is now! The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has released their Dementia Strategy discussion document, Developing Ontario’s Dementia Strategy: A Discussion Paper. The document highlights challenges and potential activities for change, which have been broken down into six major themes:
- Supports for People Living with Dementia
- Accessing Dementia Services
- Coordinated Care
- Supports for Care Partners
- Well Trained Dementia Workforce
- Awareness, Stigma and Brain Health
The document also poses several questions to which the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is seeking feedback from community members like you!
Input from as many groups and community partners’ as are willing is crucial to the development of a strong Dementia Strategy for Ontario. We all need to make the most of this opportunity so we can make change happen for people living with dementia and their care partners.
Your voice matters and you CAN do something about dementia by:
- Learning more about the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care consultation process here.
- Reading the Ministry discussion paper here.
- Responding to the paper by completing the Ministry feedback survey; or by providing your input directly to the Ministry by email.
- Sharing this information with as many people as possible through your own social media channels!
Need a little inspiration? Check out the Summary Report of Findings from our Dementia Strategy Priorities Survey and see what priorities mattered most to your fellow Ontarians.
Last Updated: 09/23/16
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