Dementia-inclusive employer

If you are an employer with a team member who may be showing signs of dementia, is diagnosed with dementia, or is providing care to someone with dementia, we offer information and guidance to help you support your employee and be dementia-inclusive.


Dementia-inclusive employer

Aside from showing compassion and care for people affected by dementia, being dementia-inclusive also makes good business sense.

It can help you retain talent and support your ongoing productivity, as well as give you and your team members an opportunity to consider succession planning before an employee is ready to move on from your organization. No matter your sector, size, or mission, the way you think, talk about, and act toward dementia can make a huge difference to employees living with dementia, employees who are filling the role of dementia care partners, and your business.

Dementia doesn’t discriminate and it has wide-reaching impacts.

1 in 3 people - or more than 30 per cent of Albertans are impacted by dementia. They are either living with dementia or have experience caring for someone with dementia. The impacts of dementia are all around all of us.

Nearly 50,000 Albertans are diagnosed with a form of dementia in 2021. That number is expected to almost double by 2030.

Over 4,800 younger Albertans - people between the ages of 40 and 65 and likely to be in the workforce - are diagnosed with dementia. That’s nearly 10 per cent of diagnosed Albertans.

What it means to be a dementia-inclusive employer

Being a dementia-inclusive employer means recognizing and taking action to support, include, and seek creative and unique ways to accommodate employees living with dementia and employees who are care partners... Read more >

Reasons to be a dementia-inclusive employer

There are many reasons to be a dementia-inclusive employer. Some reasons - such as demonstrating compassion and support for people that you care about - are more obvious and others have been... Read more >

Building employee awareness and understanding

The first step to being a dementia-inclusive employer is learning about dementia and how it affects people. Read more >

Developing a dementia-inclusive culture

As you learn about dementia, it is also important to identify and act on opportunities to develop a dementia-inclusive culture. Read more >

Facilitating access to dementia-inclusive support

Providing and knowing what types of programs, services, and support you can or already offer your employees is an important part of being a dementia-inclusive employer. Read more >