This is not a surprise to me. I wrote about it in my book, published in 2008. Unfortunately, transforming a national policy into a provincial and territorially-driven healthcare system is another story. Geriatricians are paid much lower on the salary scale than other specialists, yet their specialty requires much in the way of understanding the biopsychosocial aspects of old age.
What people need to remember is that dementia is a symptom of various diseases, and the Alzheimer's Disease is only one of them. Individual care depends on the root cause and drives the treatment options.
From a TVO episode:
Alzheimer's and Dementia: A New Prescription
It's a question researchers, medical experts and governments are asking the world over: How do we tackle Alzheimer's and dementia? With an estimated 44.4 million people living with dementia worldwide, this number is forecasted to increase to over 135 million by 2050. How will patients, their caregivers and health care systems cope? As global entities such as the OECD meet in Toronto to start addressing these issues, we bring the international experts to The Agenda.