Impact of Dementia in Canada

The impacts of dementia are significant in Canada, and these statistics are often not known well enough to encourage education, action and program development across all sectors.

Over 500,000 (1 in 11 people over the age of 65) Canadians are living with dementia today.

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912,000 Canadians will be living with dementia in 2030, with 76,000 new diagnoses every year.

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65% of those diagnosed with dementia over the age of 65 are women.

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1 in 5 Canadians have experience caring for someone living with dementia.

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While these numbers are significant, our purpose in sharing is to raise awareness of the prevalence of people living with dementia, across the country, in every community.  Where there may previously have been questions for some organization about whether there is an audience for a program for persons with dementia in their community, the answer is YES.

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