Rising Tide: The Impact of Dementia on Canadian Society – January 2010

Posted on January 8, 2010. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics | Tags: |

Rising Tide: The Impact of Dementia on Canadian Society is the report released by the Alzheimer Society to mark Alzheimer Awareness Month. It reveals alarming new statistics about the projected economic and social costs of dementia in Canada.

“It is a ground-breaking research study conducted by the Alzheimer Society in conjunction with RiskAnalytica, a leading firm in risk management. The data in Rising Tide were determined through RiskAnalytica’s specialized Life at Risk® evaluation framework, combined with the Alzheimer Society’s extensive network of leading researchers and clinicians.

Note: Rising Tide was undertaken in order to alert the Canadian public and federal, provincial and territorial politicians of the need for policies and approaches to address the looming dementia crisis. In the reports, you will find four suggested interventions. They are not meant to be definitive but to serve as illustrations of how the base case can be used to inform and shape policy in this field. The 5 recommendations in the report were developed through a comprehensive process of consultations with subject experts and stakeholders. The underlying message is that we must act now and that change is possible.”

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