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Dementia is a syndrome with a number of symptoms including loss of memory, judgment and reasoning as well as changes in mood and behaviour. There are many types of dementia, but Alzheimer’s disease is the leading form of dementia, representing approximately 64 per cent.

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Mental Health and Awareness Strategy Plan

In 2010, the Minister of Health and Wellness appointed an Advisory Committee made up of people with personal and professional experience in mental health and addictions to make recommendations to inform government's Mental Health and Addictions Strategy.
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The Concurrent Disorders Council

The Concurrent Disorders Council is a permanent body created to implement the recommendations of the recent report “A Collaborative Framework: Caring for Individuals Living with Concurrent Disorders.” The council will continue to strengthen collaborations between the Mental Health Program and APTS and advance concurrent disorders initiatives throughout the district.
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About OneinFive.ca

Welcome to OneinFive.ca, sponsored by the Dalhousie University Department of Psychiatry.

One in five people experience a mental illness or an addiction every year. That means roughly 200,000 Nova Scotians are affected annually.

This site, created by the Dalhousie University Department of Psychiatry, seeks to create awareness of the prevalence of mental illness and provide information and resources for individuals and their families. We also highlight the people and groups in your community working hard to deliver the research, treatment and support Nova Scotians deserve.