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A strategy for alzheimer disease and related dementias in Saskatchewan

2004

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In recognition of the need to address the emerging problems related to the growing aging population and the projected increases in the number of people with ADRD, the Minister of Health established the process for the development of a strategy for Saskatchewan. [...] The mandate of the Alzheimer Sub-Committee was to develop a strategy that would provide a guide to assure the best possible care and support throughout the continuum of care for those people affected by ADRD, their families, caregivers, and communities. [...] STRATEGIC ISSUES The following goals and proposed actions are presented as the outcome of the accumulated efforts of the working groups, public and professional consultations, and the subsequent discussions and deliberations of the Alzheimer Sub-Committee. [...] Early diagnosis provides individuals and their families with the opportunity to plan for the future, to understand the disease and its progression, to receive treatments, to seek support and to promote the potential for a healthy quality of life. [...] Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 35(4), 14-36 Caregivers have access to services and • Develop a program that links the supports at the community level that are individual with ADRD and their families based on the caregiver’s needs, are to services in the community and the flexible and reflect a person-centred Alzheimer Society, for example First approach to care.

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