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Canada releases first-ever dementia strategy


This week, Canada released its first-ever dementia strategy. The national strategy outlines three objectives:

  1. Prevent dementia
  2. Advance therapies and find a cure for dementia
  3. Improve quality of life for both people living with dementia and their caregivers.
Dr. Andrew Frank a cognitive and behavioural neurologist with the Bruyère Memory Program was on 1310 News and spoke about the strategy, his work and research at Bruyère, and how he is hopeful for the interest this strategy will generate in support of further research in this area.

In another interview this week on CFRA, Dr. Frank shared his excitement for the language used in the strategy around finding a “cure” for dementia and stressed how beneficial delaying and prevention efforts can be. He also shared how pleased he is to see the focus on caregivers, who he recognizes as heroes.

You can listen to his interview with CFRA on the Dementia Society blog, a great resource for people with dementia and their caregivers.
You can listen to the 1310 News interview here.