Let's Face It
Right now, over 500,000 Canadians have Alzheimer's disease or other dementia
And one new person will develop dementia every 5 minutes. By 2038, 1.1 million Canadians will have dementia. That's one every two minutes.
But a recent nationwide survey conducted by the Alzheimer Society found that almost half of the respondents lived with symptoms of dementia for a year or more before seeing a doctor because they didn't know the facts. Early diagnosis of dementia helps people get care, support and medications so they can live better with dementia and make important legal, financial and medical decisions. Get the facts. Know for sure.