National Dementia Plan Submitted by USCO

Convention: 2017

WHEREAS the number of Canadians diagnosed with some form of dementia is projected to triple by the year 2031, and

WHEREAS many countries have established a National Dementia Plan,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED That the National Pensioners Federation urge the federal government to establish a National Dementia Plan.


Submitted by USCO

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Alzheimer and Dementia

Convention: 2017

WHEREAS Alzheimer and Dementia are normally associated with aging and are now being increasingly experienced within a much younger group, and

WHEREAS, the answer to a cure lies in research, yet researchers in this field complain that cut backs in funding are preventing progress; and

WHEREAS those afflicted and their caregivers are being pushed into a life of unimaginable despair and poverty,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that this National Pensioners Federation Convention 2017 encourage Provincial and Federal Governments to increase research funding to find a cure.


Submitted by TORONTO AREA RETIRED WORKERS COUNCIL

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National Dementia Plan

Convention: 2017

WHEREAS the number of Canadians living with cognitive impairment, including dementia, now stands at 747,000 and will double to 1.4 million by 2031; and

WHEREAS the combined direct (medical) and indirect (lost earnings) costs of dementia total $33 billion per year and by 2040 will increase to $293 billion per year; and

WHEREAS Canada’s health-care system is ill-equipped to deal with the staggering costs,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that National Pensioners Federation (NPF) work with our allies to demand that the Federal Government develop a national dementia plan which will focus on:
– Increasing funding for research into all aspects of dementia
– Promoting earlier diagnosis and intervention
– Strengthening the integration of primary, home and community care
– Enhancing skills and training of the dementia workforce
– Recognizing the needs and improving supports for caregivers


Submitted by BC FEDERATION OF RETIRED UNION MEMBERS (BC FORUM)

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Dementia Buddy Programme

Convention:
2014
Policy:
That the federal, provincial and territorial governments encourage development and implementation of the “Dementia Buddy Programme” in medical school curricula and approval for the first year medical students’ participation in this programme across Canada.

Number:
39
Section:
Health

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