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National Dementia Research and Prevention Plan

Government of Canada Country Resources Neurological disorders including dementia Canada 1 January 2014 Policy document

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Around the world, dementia is widely recognized as one of the most pressing problems facing healthcare systems and an aging population. The Government of Canada is focusing its efforts on a national research and prevention plan for dementia which will support improved care.

Research: improving our understanding of dementia to provide the latest preventive, diagnostic and treatment approaches to help those living with dementia, their families and caregivers.

Prevention: helping to prevent or delay the onset of dementia by reducing risks through early diagnosis


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