Reports on dementia
The following is a list of reports to help you understand the national impact of dementia in Canada.
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.
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.