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Understanding the role of government

On June 22, 2017, Canada committed to a national dementia strategy. The passing of An Act respecting a national strategy for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias means the Government of Canada will address the overwhelming scale, impact and cost of dementia.

Our national dementia strategy will become our single most powerful tool to transform and elevate Canada’s dementia care.

The experiences of countries with national dementia strategies show that coordinated, targeted efforts at the national level improve results for all aspects of dementia care and research.

The strategy itself is expected to be delivered in early 2019. Policy makers, people living with dementia, caregivers, and stakeholders from across the country are working together to offer feedback and suggestions for this precedent-setting national dementia strategy. The Alzheimer Society of Canada is proud to contribute to the development of the strategy and will continue to be a vocal advocate for all Canadians affected by dementia.