Ontario Dementia Strategy
We have an immediate opportunity to influence better care for people with dementia and their care partners. Ontario is finalizing a dementia strategy. In the fall a social media campaign encouraged people to answer a ministry survey on the strategy. 80% of the 4,079 survey respondents were reached through the website www.actionfordementia.ca, hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Ontario. Incidentally, the ministry is thrilled with this amount of activity.
However there is still more we can do!
This January, the campaign seeks to have the strategy included in the 2017 Budget. We are encouraged by its mention in the Fall Economic Statement but there are many competing endeavours come Budget-time. We can build our strength in numbers! We need to show the Ontario government just how many people want full funding for the strategy in the 2017 Budget.
If each one of us signs up at www.actionfordementia.ca and encourages a friend to do the same, we can build our numbers to ensure a fully funded dementia strategy in 2017.
We hope you will join our efforts in the coming months to support person-centered care focused on the best quality of life here in Ontario.