Call for Physician Participants in National Survey

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and Alzheimer Society of Canada are encouraging physicians to participate in a National Dementia Care Needs Assessment Survey.

-- We are sharing news of this opportunity to particpate on behalf of our community partners, the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan. Content below is provided by the Society.


Dementia Care Needs Assessment Survey for Physicians 

Survey Link (english):

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Dementia is a major cause of disability in a growing number of people in Canada and worldwide. The central role of family physicians in the care of people with dementia was highlighted in the federal government’s 2019 document Dementia Strategy for Canada: Together We Aspire. However, the published literature and clinician feedback have indicated there is a lack of educational resources and tools available to family physicians to support the care of patients with dementia. To date, there have not been any national studies to determine how best to support family physicians in providing care for patients with dementia in Canada. There are also very few studies that simultaneously address the needs and expectations of patients and their caregivers.

In collaboration with the Alzheimer Society of Canada, the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) wants to explore the needs of physicians and of patients and their caregivers. Our goal is to compile a repository of existing practice tools and develop new tools or continuing professional development programs that will improve family physicians’ ability to provide care to patients with dementia and do so with more confidence.


The CFPC is seeking your participation in this needs assessment survey to develop a better understanding of the gaps, barriers, and facilitating factors you have experienced in accessing educational resources and tools for family physicians on caring for patients with dementia. We also want to get a sense of the availability and usefulness of existing resources in your local community.

While the questions don’t explicitly relate to the COVID-19 pandemic, you are welcome to share your experiences with us on that topic and how it has affected the delivery of care for patients with dementia.


The survey will take no more than 20 minutes to complete. The survey is anonymous.