Alzheimer’s Petition

Alzheimer's Petition

To the Legislative Assembly of Ontario:

WHEREAS, Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain disease that causes thinking and memory impairment. Alzheimer’s disease is progressive, worsens over time, and will eventually lead to death;

WHEREAS, there are an estimated 208,000 Ontarians diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and related dementia today, and that number is set to increase by 40% in the next ten years;

WHEREAS, Alzheimer’s disease creates emotional, social, and economic burdens on the family and supports of those suffering with the disease – over 25% of those providing personal supports to survivors of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia are seniors;

WHEREAS, the total economic burden of dementia in Ontario is expected to increase by more than $770 million per year through to 2020;

And WHEREAS, Ontario’s Strategy for Alzheimer’s disease and Related Dementia has not been revised since the implementation of a 5 year strategy in 1999.

WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, call upon the Minister of Health and Long Term Care to immediately review, revise and implement an updated, research informed, comprehensive strategy to respond to and prepare for the rapidly growing needs of those living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia.

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