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MP Serré encourages Canadians to learn about the warning signs of dementia, support development of national dementia strategy

NICKEL BELT / GREATER SUDBURY – Earlier today, Marc Serré, Member of Parliament, made the following statement in the House of Commons in recognition of January being Alzheimer’s Awareness Month:

“More than 400,000 Canadians have been diagnosed with dementia. I have seen firsthand the devastation caused by this disease. After my motion to develop a National Seniors Strategy, M-106, passed in Parliament in May, I began traveling across Canada to co-host Seniors Town Halls with my colleagues. Countless Canadians expressed the need to proactively get to the root cause of this disease, eliminate the stigma and identify the most effective ways to prevent, diagnose and treat it.”

“I’m pleased that we’ve listened, and that the Government of Canada is now leading the development of a national dementia strategy that builds on the innovative work already underway across the country, and includes creating an advisory board to help identify the health care needs and gaps for people living with dementia across the country.”

“I encourage all Canadians to visit the Alzheimer Society of Canada website to learn about the warning signs of dementia, and to contact their Member of Parliament and ask them to support the development of a national dementia strategy. Working together, we will improve the lives of Canadians with dementia as well as their families and caregivers.”
– Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt

“Although awareness around Dementia has increased, stigma and negative attitudes around it continue to persist. That is why this Awareness Month we are encouraging Canadians to see dementia differently. Stigma significantly impacts the well-being of those living with dementia making it harder for them to speak to those they love about it. When we reduce stigma, people with dementia can live better. They have value; their diagnosis doesn’t take away from their humanity. We need to develop communities that are inclusive and supportive and it starts with tackling the stigma.”
– Stephanie Leclair, Executive Director, Société Alzheimer Society Sudbury Manitoulin North Bay and Districts

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Special Assistant Marc Serré MP Nickel Belt

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