Forty-five per cent of those living in long-term residential care settings have a diagnosis of dementia – Statistics Canada
Statistics Canada released a Health Report in May 2016 about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in the Canadian population according to the 2010/2011 Canadian Community Health Survey, the 2011/2012 Survey of Neurological Conditions in Institutions in Canada, and the 2011 Survey on Living with Neurological Conditions in Canada.
According to the report, dementia is the most common type of neurodegenerative disorder. Among Canadians aged 45 or older, 45% of those living in long-term residential care settings have a diagnosis of dementia.
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