The Alzheimer Society and the Government of Ontario have been working closely over the past two years to develop a new dementia strategy that will provide sufficient care and support to the roughly 175,000 Ontarians living with dementia, their families and caregivers.
On April 27, 2017 the Government of Ontario committed $100 million over the next three years to improve and better coordinate the services, care and resources available to those living with dementia. The province will also be investing an additional $20 million in 2017 for respite care - building on the 2016 investment of offering respite to the unpaid caregivers (family and friends) of seniors, people living with dementia and other home care patients. The full budget highlights are available to download below.
2017 Ontario Dementia Strategy Highlights
While we are still unsure as to how this new strategy will directly affect the Alzheimer Society, here are some of the key investments that the funding will support:
2017 Dementia Strategy Key Investments