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How dementia impacts Canadians

June 26, 2018

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. 

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Dementia in Canada

June 26, 2018

Dementia in Canada provides a comprehensive look at dementia’s impact on Canada’s health systems, and the challenges seniors living with dementia face at home, in long-term care and in hospitals.

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Dementia in home and community care

June 26, 2018

About 61% of seniors with dementia in Canada live at home — and they require support while staying there.

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Dementia in long-term care

June 26, 2018

In long-term care, seniors with dementia are at higher risk of being physically restrained and given potentially inappropriate antipsychotic drugs than other seniors. However, policy changes and educational supports have helped spur a decrease in this trend over the past several years.

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Young-onset dementia

June 26, 2018

Fewer Canadians are diagnosed with dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, before age 65 than as seniors, but their needs can be just as great.

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Family doctor preparedness

June 26, 2018

The growing number of seniors living with dementia is leaving some primary care doctors feeling less well-prepared to manage dementia care in the community.

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Palliative and end-of-life care

June 26, 2018

Few seniors living with dementia in Canada receive palliative care and end-of-life services, despite having higher mortality than other seniors. 

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Dementia prevention and treatment

June 26, 2018

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.

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Unpaid caregiver challenges and supports

June 26, 2018

People caring for seniors with dementia put in more hours, are more likely to feel distress.

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Socio-economic inequalities affect asthma hospitalization rates for kids

June 18, 2018

Asthma hospitalization rates for Canadians younger than 20 have declined by 50% over the past 10 years. Yet asthma continues to be one of the leading causes of hospital stays among this age group. Take a closer look. 

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RUG-III Plus grouping methodology job aid

May 10, 2018

Provides a summary of the Resource Utilization Groups version III Plus (RUG-III Plus) grouping methodology.

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Asthma hospital stays by children and youth

April 26, 2018

Learn about trends and socio-economic inequalities in asthma hospital stays among children and youth at the provincial/territorial and national levels. 

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Dementia in Canada: Summary

April 17, 2018

Get a summary of the key findings in CIHI's report Dementia in Canada. 

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Dementia care across the health system

March 20, 2018

Explore dementia across the health system, including dementia in hospitals, long-term care, and home and community care.

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