Canadian and Albertan dementia strategies were announced in 2017.
1. Canadian Strategy
The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology released its report “Dementia in Canada: A National Strategy for Dementia-friendly Communities” in November 2016. The report provides 29 wide-ranging recommendations to address this urgent issue. Since the release of the Senate report, Bill C-233: National Strategy for Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias Act received final Royal Assent in June 2017. The government has published its 2020 report on this strategy. A summary and status can also be found on the Alzheimer Society website.
2. Albertan Strategy
- “That Albertans understand the impact of dementia and actively work towards optimal brain health.
- “That Albertans living with dementia and their caregivers are supported in their communities.
- “Timely recognition, diagnosis and clinical management through primary health care, supported by specialist services.
- “Timely, accessible, integrated and high-quality dementia care and services.”
Progress on this strategy can be found in the 2019 Alberta Health report.