Dementia Stats

Currently, over 23,000 Manitobans have Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. This number is growing rapidly and by 2038 it is expected to reach over 40,700.1

Sixty-two per cent of Manitobans are impacted by dementia because they have a family member or close friend with the disease.2

Eighty-six per cent of Manitobans are able to identify memory loss as a symptom of dementia. Many know that changes in confusion/disorientation, changes in mood/behaviour and personality changes are also symptoms of the disease. Ten per cent or less recognizes the other seven warning signs.2 Click here to find out more about warning signs.

Seventy per cent of Manitobans feel it is possible to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Over 50 per cent are aware that challenging your brain and choosing a healthy lifestyle as strategies to maintain your brain health.2 Click here to find out more about brain health.

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 1 Banibrata Roy, Manitoba Bureau of Statistics – July 2015

2 Probe Survey Report – April 2021

Canada Dementia Stats

There are an estimated 564,000 Canadians living with dementia. By 2031, this is expected to rise to 937,000, an increase of 66 per cent.

There are currently over 1.1 million Canadians impacted by dementia because they have a family member or close personal friend with the disease.

The estimated combined cost of dementia (health-care system and out-of-pocket costs) is estimated at $10.4 billion. By 2031, this figure is expected to increase by 60 per cent, to $16.6 billion.

Alzheimer Society of Canada / Prevalence and Monetary Costs of Dementia in Canada. 2016
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There are currently estimated to be over 50 million people worldwide living with dementia. The number of people affected is set to rise to over 131 million by 2050.

There is one new case of dementia worldwide every three seconds.

The worldwide costs of dementia are estimated at US $818 billion. As a result, if dementia care were a country, it would be the world’s 18th largest economy. If it were a company, it would be the world’s largest by annual revenue exceeding Apple (US $742 billion) and Google (US $368 billion).

Alzheimer’s Disease International 2018

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