Solicitation launched for community-based projects to address the challenges of dementia
OTTAWA, Nov. 19, 2018/CNW/ - More than 400,000 Canadians aged 65 and older live with diagnosed dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. About two-thirds of those are women. The number of dementia diagnoses is expected to increase as the proportion of seniors relative to
Today, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, launched the Dementia Community Investment fund to address the challenges of dementia.
The Dementia Community Investment fund will support community-based projects aimed at:
Individuals and organizations interested in applying for funding are encouraged to submit a Letter of Intent. For more information about the fund and its eligibility requirements, visit: Call for Proposals - Dementia Community Investment.
"Through our consultations, we heard from stakeholders, people living with dementia, as well as their family or friend caregivers. Many expressed a need for collaboration and partnership, information sharing, scaling up of best practices, and measures that address stigma. I am confident that through the Dementia Community Investment fund, we can learn more and implement effective approaches to supporting optimal quality of life for those living with dementia and their family or friend caregivers."
The Honourable Ginette Petitpas TaylorMinister of Health Canada
Call for Proposals - Dementia Community Investment
SOURCE Public Health Agency of Canada
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