Dementia Champions

The Dineen Family

(October 2014, Vancouver) The Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County thanks Matt Dineen for sharing his experience and participation at 9th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias  and his continued advocacy support in the need for a National Dementia Strategy.


(July 2014, Ottawa) The Dineen Family is hoping to reach as many people as possible including other families living with frontotemporal dementia (FTD)Matt Dineen’s wife, Lisa, at the age of 43 was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia about a year ago. Matt has chosen to be a Dementia Champion of the Alzheimer Society as he is proud to be associated with the organization that has tremendously helped him in navigating the murky waters of dementia.

If your family is also living with FTD and you would like to be connected, please contact Alzheimer Society family support staff Neil Rozon at or 613-369-5632.

Mind the Gap - Caregivers


Did you know that Canada is the only country in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) without a national strategy to deal with the approaching “tsunami” of dementia as the baby boomers age? Current OECD membership includes Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Czech, Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States. This group includes all of the G8 countries except Russia, and Russia has a plan. Today, the combined direct (medical) and indirect (lost earnings) costs of dementia in our country total $33 billion per year. By 2040, this figure will skyrocket to $293 billion per year.

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