The Quebec Alzheimer Plan: Sharing the experience of its implementation to strengthen primary care

The accessibility and quality of the care provided to people living with dementia and their families represents a major challenge for health and social services systems due to the complexity of the disease, the growing number of people affected, and the advent of new therapies requiring the use of biomarkers.

Under the Quebec Alzheimer Plan, the treating primary care clinicians are responsible for detecting, assessing, and following dementia in Family Medicine Groups. Specialized care, such as memory clinics, is reserved for more complex clinical situations.

To facilitate a discussion on the implementation and evaluation of the Quebec Alzheimer Plan, knowledge translation tools were produced. These resources were presented in a webinar as part HEC’s Community Based Dementia Care and Support discussion series.

There are six resources available:

  1. Introduction
  2. Policy brief (short)
  3. Posters summarizing the essential content
  4. Webinar recording
  5. Policy brief (long)
  6. Additional bibliographic resources

This work was delivered by Research on Organization of Healthcare Services for Alzheimers (ROSA) with support from McGill Department of Family Medicine, Université de Sherbrooke and Healthcare Excellence Canada.