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 1 billion dollars and is expected to grow to more than 28 billion by the year 2038. 1
Forty-three per cent of Manitobans have a family member or close friend with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. 2
Almost 80 per cent of Manitobans are able to identify memory loss as a symptom of dementia. Twenty per cent feel changes in mood and behaviour or disorientation in time and place are also symptoms of the disease. Ten per cent or less recognizes the other seven warning signs. 2
Sixty per cent of Manitobans feel it is possible to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Forty-five per cent mention challenging your brain and choosing a healthy lifestyle as strategies to maintain your brain health. 2
An estimated 124,000 Manitobans reported to have used the services of the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba. 2
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1 Banibrata Roy, Manitoba Bureau of Statistics – July 2015
2 Omnibus Survey Report – March 2015
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 46 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 / World Alzheimer Report 2015