Facts About Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia
Jim Mann – Diagnosed with dementia in 2007 at age 58. Pushing for a plan to improve the lives of over 70,000 British Columbians with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias AND their families and caregivers.
Facts about Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia
- Alzheimer's disease and other dementias directly affect over 70,000 British Columbians.
- Hundreds of thousand of wives, husbands, sons and daughters are also affected, many serving as primary caregivers.
- The financial burden on British Columbians is huge, through increased public health and long-term care spending.
- The situation is getting worse. The leading risk factor is age and the huge wave of B.C. baby boomers is now at the age of greatest risk.
- The associated costs to British Columbians will reach a crisis point - not in the distant future, but during the mandate of the current B.C. government.
- The World Health Organization released a groundbreaking report in 2012 describing dementia as a global public health crisis and challenging governments to respond with a plan.
- Jim and the Alzheimer Society of B.C. have responded with Jim's Push for a Plan.
Help Jim's Push for a Plan
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