Dementia numbers in Canada
The percentage of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s budget invested in dementia research
The greater your risk of developing dementia if you smoke
Of those diagnosed with dementia over the age of 65 are women
The number of Canadians under the age of 65 living with dementia
The number of new cases of dementia diagnosed every year
The number of Canadians with dementia being cared for in hospitals even though this is not an ideal location for care
Canadians are currently living with dementia
The number of Canadians who will be living with the disease in 15 years
The number of Canadians affected directly or indirectly by the disease
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)
- Report 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
Stigma and dementia
In November 2017, we surveyed 1,506 Canadians online* to get their thoughts and insights on Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
Read the results:
*An online survey of 1,506 Canadians was completed between November 9 and 14, 2017, using Leger’s online panel, LegerWeb. A probability sample of the same size would yield a margin of error of +/-2.5%, 19 times out of 20. In order to qualify, respondents needed to indicate that they’ve never been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.