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Editorial: Canada’s new dementia strategy creates opportunity for LTC sector

With the passing of Bill C-233 in June, Canada became the 30th country to launch a national dementia strategy. This, of course, is welcomed news for people living with dementia and their families as well as for the long-term care sector. Read more

Long-term care would have valuable role in dementia strategy: Lowi-Young

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‘There is an opportunity for sharing and scaling best practices across the country’

Alzheimer Society of Canada CEO Mimi Lowi-Young says the long-term care sector would play an important role in the Alzheimer Society of Canada’s proposed Canadian Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Partnership (CADDP), which would be integral to co-ordinating, facilitating and implementing a national dementia strategy. Read more

Developing a Canadian dementia strategy: the time is now

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Action plan needed to meet the needs of a growing number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, says Alzheimer Society CEO

With the number of Canadians living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia expected to double over the next 15 years, it is crucial Canada develop a national strategy to better understand, prevent and manage these neurodegenerative conditions, says Alzheimer Society of Canada CEO Mimi Lowi-Young, in an interview with The OMNIway. Read more