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

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