Federal Government Releases National Dementia Strategy

In mid-June, the federal government released its first-ever national dementia strategy. At a press conference held at member home Villa Colombo, Minister of Health Ginette Petitpas Taylor outlined the strategy's three main objectives:prevent dementia, advance therapies and find a cure, and improve the quality of life of people living with dementia and caregivers.

To achieve these goals, the government is spending $50-million over five years to fund the strategy, as set out in the 2019 federal budget. In addition, the Canadian Institute of Health Research will contribute $31.6-million over the next five years to support a national dementia research consortium. Read the full report online.