In December 2017, the Alberta government launched its new provincial dementia strategy and action plan. Its last dementia strategy was released 15 years ago.
The new strategy "outlines the steps that government, in collaboration with community organizations, care providers and individuals living with dementia and their caregivers, can take to raise awareness of dementia and support all Albertans living with dementia."
More specifically, the strategy identifies four outcomes:
The strategy also identifies three enablers that are needed to address system changes:
The Dementia Justice Society of Canada commends the Government of Alberta for its commitment to improving the lives of Albertans who are impacted by dementia.
The full strategy is available here.
About Dementia Justice
Dementia Justice is a federally incorporated non-profit society dedicated to advancing the rights, needs and dignity of people with dementia who are, or are at risk of becoming, involved with the criminal justice system. We aim to achieve our objectives through public advocacy, awareness-raising, education, and interdisciplinary legal and policy research.