In December 2023, The Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington and Grand River Hospital launched the Dementia, Resource, Education, Advocacy, Mentorship (DREAM) program.

The Dementia Resource Consultant works in the Emergency Department as part of the Integrated Dementia Resource team (DREAM Team). The team aims to intervene early and support people living with dementia to go safely home with service coordination and collaboration with ED staff, introduction to Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington services and support, linkages to community partner organizations, along with reassurance, information, activities and access to respite to reduce hospital admissions and support going home.