Currently,almost 20,000 Manitobans have Alzheimer’s disease of another form of dementia. Our population is aging and this number is growing at an alarming rate. If nothing changes, more than 34,000 Manitobans will have dementia by the year 2038.
This year alone, there were over 4,300 new cases of Alzheimer's disease
or another form of dementia. In 2038, the number of new cases is expected
to rise to more than 9,350.
Today, caregivers spend over 9 million hours of informal unpaid care. By the year 2038, the hours of informal unpaid care are expected to exceed 22 million.
One in three Manitobans have a family member or close personal friend with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia.
Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, making up sixty-five percent of all forms of dementia.
Sixty-four percent of Manitobans with Alzheimer’s disease are women.
*Rising Tide: The Impact of Dementia in Manitoba 2008 to 2038, 2010