Second Nova Scotia Tragic Nursing Home Death Highlights Desperate Need for Dementia Strategy

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Halifax, October 15th, 2013: In Nova Scotia this week two seniors died while they were supposed to be in in good care.  CBC News ran both a print and broadcast story (see below – the story starts 5:30 minutes into the episode and ends at 9:50 minutes).

CARP’s Bill VanGorder in Nova Scotia said “Two in one week, this is a wake up call.  We need a strategy for how we are going to care of the increasing numbers of people with dementia.  Video here: