Local Consultation to Build Ontario’s Dementia Strategy

November 18, 2016

CORNWALL – MPP Jim McDonell was joined today by members of the community in order to discuss Ontario’s efforts to develop a Dementia Strategy. The public consultation period ends today (November 18th), however feedback received from and through MPP offices will be accepted up to December 2nd.


“Caregivers, patients and health professionals shared a wealth of experience and feedback on how Ontario can help us deliver better care and a better quality of life to those living with dementia and their caregivers” MPP Jim McDonell commented. “We intend to produce our Summary of Recommendations and present it to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care before the end of the month”.


Ontarians have been encouraged to submit feedback to the consultation process via an online survey and through roundtable sessions. None of the in-person consultations, however, were scheduled for Cornwall.


“Our region’s residents experience daily challenges accessing the health services they need due to distance and service availability” MPP Jim McDonell stated. “As our senior population grows, hospital and community-based dementia care services will have to face increased demand for cognitive, social and medical support. The Government has a chance to get long-term dementia care planning right – our residents’ voice is essential in order for them to do so”.