Alzheimer Society calls for national dementia strategy
The Alzheimer Society of Canada is calling for a national strategy to help police deal with domestic disputes involving people with dementia.
The group says police have to be more sensitive, especially since these kinds of cases are likely to spike as the Canadian population ages.
CEO Naguib Gouda says a national dementia plan is critical, adding that we're
lagging behind other countries.
Deb Mulligan called 9-11 after her husband, who has dementia, threatened her life. The Ontario woman says it was a tough decision she doesn't regret, but it was terrible to her her husband treated like a criminal.