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Dementia By The Numbers

Dementia numbers in Champlain Region and Canada

0
people living with dementia in our region
0
Canadians living with Dementia
Expecting it to go up to 
937 000 by 2031
0
new cases each year
63% of persons diagnosed with dementia are women
0
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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