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Towards Understanding Informing: Nova Scotia’s Dementia Strategy, September 2014

Government of Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness Country Resources Neurological disorders including dementia Nova Scotia September 2014 Policy document dementia, strategy

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Dementia Strategy:

Earlier this year, Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine announced the development of a provincial dementia strategy.

Since that time, the Department of Health and Wellness and the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia have been co-leading an Advisory Committee that is guiding the development of Nova Scotia's first comprehensive plan to enhance delivery of dementia care and treatment ensuring people living with dementia, as well as their families or care partners, are well supported.

Through the work we’ve done to date, six areas of focus have emerged as the foundation on which Nova Scotia’s strategy will be built. They are fundamental to support care and treatment and to achieve better outcomes. They are:
-Public awareness
-Early diagnosis and treatment
-Support for families and care partners
-Informed health-care providers
-Coordinated care

Public consultations were held from September to mid-November 2014. All information gathered will be used to inform the development of the dementia strategy and action plan which will be available Spring 2015. For more information on Nova Scotia’s first Dementia Strategy, please refer to Towards Understanding – Informing Nova Scotia’s Dementia Strategy (PDF).


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