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Dementia By The Numbers

Dementia numbers in Champlain Region and Canada

78,600
NEW CASES OF DEMENTIA EVERY YEAR AMONG 65 PLUS
419,000
CANADIANS 65 PLUS LIVING WITH DEMENTIA
26
HOURS PER WEEK OF CAREGIVER SUPPORT
9
people diagnosed with dementia every hour in Canada
26
Mean hours per week of informal care provided to seniors with dementia, compared with 17 hours provided to other seniors
45%
Unpaid caregivers of seniors with dementia are more likely to experience distress (45%) than caregivers of other seniors (26%)
1.6x
Caregivers of seniors with dementia have higher odds of reporting distress if the person receiving care displays verbal ou physical aggression
$1.4b
Estimated total out-of-pocket costs paid for by caregivers of people with dementia in Canada in 2016

Sources

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/diseases-conditions/dementia-strategy.html#s3.2.
Dementia: A Public Health Priority (2012). World Health Organization (WHO).
Dementia Fact Sheet (2015). World Health Organization (WHO).
https://www.cihi.ca/en/dementia-in-canada/unpaid-caregiver-challenges-and-supports

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