OTTAWA, Jan. 17, 2018 /CNW/ - January is Alzheimer's Awareness Month – an opportunity to reflect on our growing understanding of Alzheimer's and other dementias, and our need to listen to, and learn from, people living with the disease.
Dementia is still clouded by stigma, not unlike that experienced by those living with mental health problems or illnesses. With the right care and support, people living with dementia can enjoy meaningful and healthy lives.
The Government of Canada is developing a dementia strategy for Canada to help Canadians deal with the impacts and costs of dementia and Alzheimer's. Through strengthened research and a coordinated approach to care, it offers fresh hope to the more than 500,000 people in Canada who live with dementia.