Program for Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

Preventing Alzheimer's disease and dementia

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Vital Initiative Description
In Numbers...
  • 60,150
    New cases of dementia each year in Canada
  • 160,000
    Quebecers will have Alzheimer’s Disease by 2030
  • 1 in 5
    Baby-boomers will develop Alzheimer’s Disease in their lifetime
  • 17,140
    Quebecers living with Alzheimer’s Disease or a related dementia are under age 65
  • 1 in 11
    Canadians over the age of 65 are affected by Alzheimer’s Disease, the most common form of dementia
  • 5
    Every 5 minutes, someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease and/or related disorders
  • 33%
    Of all Canadians know somebody who has Alzheimer’s Disease
  • 20%
    Of Canadians have a family member who has Alzheimer’s Disease
  • 25%
    Less than 25% of cases of Alzheimer’s Disease in Canada are diagnosed and treated
  • 20
    Alzheimer's begins about 20 years before symptoms appear
  • $15 billion
    Current costs of Alzheimer’s Disease per year
  • $153 billion
    Yearly costs of Alzheimer’s Disease in 2038
In Brief...
Fundraising Goal: $5 million

Public prevention and education program

Education program for caregivers

Memory Clinic professionals 

Memory Evaluation Unit 

Endowment Fund for research 

Fellowships (4/year) and hiring of more health professionals