This Friday, September 30th, marks the second National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, honouring the lost children and the survivors of the residential school system, their families and communities. Read our statement on what the Alzheimer Society of Canada is doing on this day, and find links to related resources, including information on dementia in Indigenous Communities.
A new study predicts a significant increase in the number of Canadians living with dementia over the next three decades.
In 2019, Michael Phillips shared the story of him and his wife Isabel, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011. Now, three years later, Michael returns to give an update on how Isabel is doing and what challenges they faced with long-term care throughout the pandemic.
We are currently accepting nominations for our inaugural National Dementia-Friendly Communities Awards. If you know of an individual or group who is doing dementia-friendly work and is inspiring others to do the same, we’d love to hear from you!
On July 21, Science published an article detailing possible misconduct in some influential 2006 US research on the potential cause of Alzheimer’s disease. These reports have raised questions about the overall nature of funding research on the causes of Alzheimer's disease.
Research and patient services need to reflect that Canadians from diverse communities are living with dementia
Recent data from Statistics Canada on our country’s demographic shift to an aging population highlights Canada’s evolving future. How we respond to these changes will determine our long-term success as a nation, especially for future generations of older individuals.
In the report, Egale Canada and National Institute on Ageing researchers ask: What are the unique experiences and needs of two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (2SLGBTQI) people living with dementia and those who care for them?