1 in 3 people know someone with some form of Dementia.
In 2038, if nothing changes,
1,125,184 Canadians will be living with dementia, among them will be, 177,684 British Columbians
The projected number of new cases of dementia for those in British Columbia aged 65 years and older is expected to reach over 35,770 (2.4 times the 2008 estimate)
Approximately 61% of people with dementia in British Columbia will be female
Family members in B.C. will be providing an estimated 118.7 million hours per year of unpaid care
Recognizing the urgent need to start turning the tide of dementia, the goal of the project was to establish an evidence-based foundation upon which policymakers can build a comprehensive national plan. In addition, the new report also outlines a series of potential scenarios that could help minimize the impact of the disease. These intervention scenarios include physical activity programs to reduce the numbers of new and prevalent cases of dementia, prevention programs to delay the onset of dementia, informal caregiver support programs and system navigation to reduce the numbers of dementia patients residing in long-term care facilities.
On January 31, 2010, join to raise money for the Alzheimers Society. There is a walk and skate at the Wesbuild Centre with families and friends.