Currently, more than 22,500 Manitobans have Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. This number is growing at alarming rate and by 2038 it is expected to reach over 40,700. 1
The total economic burden of dementia in Manitoba is close to one billion dollars and is expected to grow to more than $28 billion by the year 2038. 1
Fifty-six per cent of Manitobans are directly impacted by dementia because they have a family member or close personal friend with the disease. 2
Eighty-two 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 recognize the other seven warning signs. 2
Seventy per cent of Manitobans feel it is possible to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Almost 45 per cent mention challenging your brain and choosing a healthy lifestyle as strategies to maintain your brain health. 2
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1 Banibrata Roy, Manitoba Bureau of Statistics – July 2015
2 Omnibus Survey Report – March 2018
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.
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
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