Dementia Stats

Currently, over 18,400 Manitobans have Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. This number is growing rapidly and by 2050 it is expected to reach over 39,100.1

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 The Landmark Study – September 2022

2 Probe Survey Report – April 2021

Canada Dementia Stats

There are an estimated 661,500 Canadians living with dementia. By 2050, this is expected to rise to 1,700,000, an almost triple increase.1

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.2

1 The Landmark Study – September 2022
2 Alzheimer Society of Canada / Prevalence and Monetary Costs of Dementia in Canada. 2016
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Worldwide

Worldwide

There are currently estimated to be over 55 million people worldwide living with dementia. The number of people affected is set to rise to over 139 million by 2050.

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

The worldwide costs of dementia are estimated at US $1.3 trillion. As a result, if dementia care were a country, it would be the world’s 14th largest economy.

Alzheimer’s Disease International 2018

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