The number of Canadian seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia is rising steadily, and so is the burden on caregivers and health care systems.
Few seniors living with dementia in Canada receive palliative care and end-of-life services, despite having higher mortality than other seniors.
There is no way to prevent all types of dementia; however, having a healthy lifestyle and managing chronic conditions help improve overall health and reduce the risk.
Explore information about seniors in continuing care over time and across care settings.
Explore information about seniors assessed in home care and residential care across health regions using 40 measures over time.
Explore historic and projected changes in Canada’s seniors population.
Additional methodological information is available to help you understand and interpret the analysis in these web tools.
These web tools, and the accompanying analysis, can help you better understand the seniors population in Canada’s publicly funded continuing care system.
A report comparing the characteristics and health care use of COPD high users and low/moderate users in Alberta. It also highlights regional variations across Alberta’s health zones.