Earlier this week, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, announced that the Government of Canada will hold a conference in Ottawa from May 14-15, 2018, to inform a national dementia strategy.
In accordance with the National Strategy for Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias Act, which received Royal Assent on June 22, 2017, the conference is expected to bring together stakeholders from across the country, including public health representatives from provincial and territorial governments, researchers, health care professionals and other care providers, people living with dementia, family caregivers, and dementia advocacy groups.
The Minister also announced that the federal government will be establishing an advisory board early in the new year to help guide the development and implementation of a national dementia strategy. The Act states that the board's role is to advise the Minister on any matter related to the health care of persons living with dementia.
Dementia Justice looks forward to working with stakeholders and partners across all disciplines to address the comprehensive needs of people affected by dementia, including those who come into conflict with the criminal justice system.
National Strategy for Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias Act
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.