Useful Information and Resources

Dementia Friendly Community Initiatives

Alberta Initiatives:
The Brenda Strafford Foundation - Dementia Friendly Communities

Other Provincial Initiatives (within Canada):
Alzheimer Society of British Columbia - Dementia Friendly Communities
Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan - Dementia Friendly Saskatchewan

Canada Initiatives:
Alzheimer Society of Canada and Government of Canada - Dementia Friends Canada

Worldwide Initiatives:
Alzheimer’s Disease International - Directory of initiatives by country ​​

Dementia Strategies

Provincial Strategy (Alberta): 
Alberta Dementia Strategy and Action Plan - Alberta Health (2017)

Federal Strategy (Canada): 
A Dementia Strategy for Canada: Together We Aspire - Public Health Agency of Canada (2019)

Global Strategy: 
Global Action Plan on the Public Health Response to Dementia 2017-2025 - World Health Organization (2017)

Dementia Language Guidelines

Terminology: ‘Dementia Friendly’ versus ‘Dementia Inclusive’
Dementia Connections (2018) describes how communities and organizations have historically used the term “dementia friendly.” Now, some dementia advocates are moving away from the term “dementia friendly” in favour of “dementia inclusive.” Dementia Connections. (2018). What’s the Difference Between “Dementia Friendly” and “Dementia Inclusive.”

Alzheimer Societies and Associations in Canada