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Alzheimer Society of Canada

www.alzheimer.ca

From this site, you can download a copy of the society’s recently released study titled:
Rising Tide: The Impact of Dementia on Canadian Society
Below is an excerpt from the study’s foreword

“The Rising Tide study tells us that if we do nothing, the number of Canadians with dementia in 2038 will be twice that of 2008. Over this 30-year period, the cumulative cost of dementia is projected to be $872 billion. It tells us that if we do nothing, dementia will have a crippling effect on Canadian families, our health care system and economy.

Maintaining the status quo is not an option. We must take action today. Recognizing the urgent need to turn the tide of dementia, this new study outlines a series of potential interventions that could help minimize the impact of these diseases. Four case simulations demonstrate how preventing or delaying dementia and supporting informal caregivers can significantly reduce the associated social and economic costs. Potential solutions all require further research to determine which are the most effective and economical interventions, but Rising Tide provides a strong direction.”

You can subscribe to the e-newsletter of the Alzheimer Society of Canada from the opening page of its web site.

The Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County is the Ottawa-based local chapter. You can reach this organization through its own web site at: www.alzheimer-ottawa-rc.org or by calling (613) 523-4004.

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