Dementia Statistics

The percentage of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s budget invested in dementia research

The greater your risk of developing dementia if you smoke

Of those diagnosed with dementia over the age of 65 are women

The number of Canadians under the age of 65 living with dementia

The number of new cases of dementia diagnosed every year

The number of Canadians with dementia being cared for in hospitals even though this is not an ideal location for care

Canadians are currently living with dementia

The number of Canadians who will be living with the disease in 15 years

1.1 million
The number of Canadians affected directly or indirectly by the disease

$10.4 billion
The annual cost to Canadians to care for those living with dementia

An estimated 0.8% of Canadians aged 45 or older living in private households, and 45% of those in long-term residential care facilities, had a diagnosis of dementia. Prevalence rose with age. Most people with dementia received assistance from family, friends or neighbours for a variety of tasks. Primary caregivers tended to be spouses or adult children, and nearly all caregivers provided care on a daily basis.