Reports on dementia
The following is a list of reports to help you understand the national impact of dementia in Canada. Ordered by date of publication.
Alzheimer Society: 2017 Awareness Survey Executive Summary
January 2018. In November 2017, the Alzheimer Society surveyed 1,506 Canadians online to get their thoughts and insights on Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. This report is the summary of those findings.
Canadian Dementia Priority Setting Partnership: Report of the Canadian Dementia Priority Setting Partnership
July 2017. Funded by the Alzheimer Society of Canada, this report aimed to identify priority areas for Canadian dementia researchers and research funding organizations. The result of this study identified 10 dementia priorities according to Canadians affected by dementia.
Senate of Canada: Dementia in Canada: A National Strategy for Dementia-friendly Communities
November 2016. The Senate of Canada summarises expert testimony and community consultations, providing a list of 29 recommendations for improving dementia care and support in Canada – including the introduction of a national dementia strategy.
Read these reports to learn more about the global impact of dementia. Ordered alphabetically by name of organization.
Milken Institute: The Price Women Pay for Dementia
March 2016. Women are disproportionately affected by dementia. The California-based Milken Institute investigates the financial burden dementia places on American women, especially caregivers.
OECD Health Policy Studies: Care Needed: Improving the Lives of People with Dementia
2018. This report examines the approaches to dementia care taken by the 36 member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
United Nations: Concluding Observations on the Initial Report of Canada
May 2017. The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities offers feedback and recommendations on Canada’s compliance with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – a landmark international treaty ratified by Canada in 2010.
World Health Organization: Dementia: A Public Health Priority
2012. In this report, the World Health Organization (WHO) provides “an overview of global epidemiology and the impact of dementia, national-level approaches to dementia including the role of health and social care systems and workforce, issues around caregiving and caregivers, and awareness raising and advocacy for dementia.”
World Health Organization: Global Action Plan on the Public Health Response to Dementia 2017-2025
2017. The WHO lays out “ambitious targets” to be met by 2025, for the improvement of the health and wellbeing of people affected by dementia worldwide.
World Health Organization: Towards a Dementia Plan
2018. Thirty-two countries have implemented national dementia plans. Learning from their experiences, the World Health Organization put together a guide for countries – like Canada – striving to develop a plan of their own.
Alzheimer Society impact and accountability reports
These reports detail the impact of the Alzheimer Society of Canada and its Alzheimer Society Research Program. Ordered by date of publication. If you would like a printed copy mailed to you, please e-mail us at [email protected].
Read the Alzheimer Society of Canada 2017-2018 Impact Report.
Read the Alzheimer Society Research Program 2016 Impact Report.
Read the Alzheimer Society Research Program Accountability Report 2013-2014 .
Read the Alzheimer Society Research Program Accountability Report 2012-2013.
Read the Alzheimer Society Research Program Accountability Report 2011-2012.
Read the Alzheimer Society Research Program Accountability Report 2010-2011.