Alberta’s new dementia strategy supports and values families from the onset of dementia through to end of life. Since 2015, roughly $6.8 million has been invested in measures to give families tools to support their loved ones living in their home communities. The new plan calls for other improvements to help Alberta families, including increased rural specialist consultations, improved mental health supports and better transitions for patients moving between different care settings. Over 42,000 Albertans were diagnosed with dementia in 2016, but the risk of developing dementia doubles every five years beyond age 65. As the population ages over the next 30 years, the number of Albertans living with dementia is expected to grow to more than 155,000.