National Dementia Care Assessment recommends priorities for a Canadian Dementia StrategyJan 17, 2019
A Canadian Academy of Health Sciences expert panel on dementia released their report outlining priorities for a national dementia strategy.
The assessment entitled Improving the Quality of Life and Care of Persons Living with Dementia and their Caregivers: CAHS National Dementia Care Assessment was conducted by a six-member panel of distinguished multidisciplinary experts.
Based on the best evidence and emerging best practices, the Assessment recommends that the development of a national strategy on dementia consider the following seven priorities:
- Engaging persons living with dementia
- Prevention, awareness and living well with dementia
- Improving health and social care for persons living with dementia
- Education and support for caregivers
- Building and supporting the health and social care workforce
- Creating and translating knowledge on dementia
- Supporting research and innovation in all stages of dementia
Click here to visit CAHS to download the assessment.