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Dementia numbers in Canada


5%
The percentage of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s budget invested in dementia research

45%
The greater your risk of being diagnosed with dementia if you smoke

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

16thousand
The number of Canadians under the age of 65 living with dementia

25thousand
The number of new cases of dementia diagnosed every year


56thousand
The number of Canadians with dementia being cared for in hospitals even though this is not an ideal location for care

564thousand
Canadians are currently living with dementia

937thousand
The number of Canadians who will be living with the disease in 15 years

1.1million
The number of Canadians affected directly or indirectly by the disease

$10.4billion
The annual cost to Canadians to care for those living with dementia


The Alzheimer Society of Canada is committed to providing accurate and reliable data on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in Canada. Statistics listed on this page are the most current available and are updated periodically when new reports and studies are issued.

For more, see:
Full report - Prevalence and Monetary Costs of Dementia in Canada, Alzheimer Society of Canada (2016)
Executive summary - Prevalence and Monetary Costs of Dementia in Canada: A Report by the Alzheimer Society of Canada (2016)
Sources - Reference for Dementia numbers in Canada


Last Updated: 08/23/16
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