Approximately 750,000 Canadians are living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. And it doesn’t just impact them; it impacts family, friends, coworkers, neighbours, and others. In response to how widespread dementia is—combined with the growing aging population—Canada has even designed a national dementia strategy to increase awareness and funding for research for treatments and cures.
Alzheimer Society Canada reports that “564,000 Canadians are currently living with dementia, [and] 25,000 new cases of dementia are diagnosed every year.” This equates to 1.1 million Canadians directly or indirectly affected by Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia.
Topics: Memory Care
In a previous blog, we answered the question, “What is Alzheimer’s disease?”. While understanding the background and history of the disease is important, being informed on recent breakthroughs is as well. Alzheimer’s disease research is evolving, and we want to help keep you in the loop. Origin Active Lifestyle Communities is here to provide you with a few recent breakthroughs that bring us hope and a further understanding of the disease itself.
As Alzheimer's disease continues to grow and affect more and more people, awareness spreads. With awareness comes a desire to learn and a desire to understand. Origin Active Lifestyle Communities understands this need, and we are happy to be a resource that provides additional information to you and your family.
Roughly 43 percent of those dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia in Canada receive assistance from a formal caregiver or a memory care community. It can be challenging to come to terms with the reality that a close friend is living with memory loss or residing in a memory care community. You may start to feel a disconnect from that friend, but it is important to focus on what you still have with that friend.