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The Future of Alzheimer’s and Dementia

2020-09-21 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

There are more than half a million Canadians currently living with dementia, including Alzheimer’s, the most common type of dementia. By 2031, that number is expected to rise to close to a million.

For every person living with dementia, one or more family members provide unpaid care, and the demand on caregivers increases as the disease progresses (source: Alzheimer Society of Canada).

Globally, the numbers are even more shocking. By 2030, an estimated 70+ million people worldwide will be living with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia. Age may be a risk factor, but Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging – and it is quickly becoming a global health crisis that we simply can’t afford to ignore.

So, why do we still have more questions than answers when it comes to prevention, new treatments, and ultimately, a cure? This event aims to address those questions, as well as the stigma of Alzheimer’s and dementia, and provide solid answers about the current state of research.