Dementia is not a part of normal aging. It is a group of conditions that affect the brain and cause problems with memory, thinking, speaking or performing familiar tasks. A person with dementia may also experience changes in mood or behaviour that seem out of character. These problems gradually worsen over time and interfere with a person’s ability to carry out daily activities and to live independently.
This document highlights challenges and potential activities for change, which have been broken down into six major themes:
- Supports for People Living with Dementia
- Accessing Dementia Services
- Coordinated Care
- Supports for Care Partners
- Well Trained Dementia Workforce
- Awareness, Stigma and Brain Health
The document also poses several questions to which the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is seeking feedback from community members.
Published By: Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Publication Date: September, 2016