HealthcarePapers 16(2) October 2016 : 40-44.doi:10.12927/hcpap.2017.25004

Towards a Community-Based Dementia Care Strategy: A Perspective from Quebec

Claire Godard-Sebillotte, Isabelle Vedel and Howard Bergman


Morton-Chang et al. highlighted in their article the key strategic pillars of a community-based dementia care strategy: put “people first,” support informal caregiving and enable “ground up” innovation and change. In our commentary, we draw upon our experience as authors of the Quebec Alzheimer Plan and evaluators of its implementation by the Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services (MSSS). To us, a sustainable dementia care strategy entails a patient-centred approach, grounded in primary care, caring for persons with dementia at every stage of the disease. Implementation of such a strategy requires an ongoing effort to allow innovation adoption by clinicians and organizations. 



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