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.
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.
This document explains the methodology used for the report Dementia in Canada.
About 61% of seniors with dementia in Canada live at home — and they require support while staying there.
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.
Fewer Canadians are diagnosed with dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, before age 65 than as seniors, but their needs can be just as great.
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.
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.
People caring for seniors with dementia put in more hours, are more likely to feel distress.
Provides a summary of the Resource Utilization Groups version III Plus (RUG-III Plus) grouping methodology.
Provides an overview of the Resource Utilization Groups version III Plus (RUG-III Plus) grouping methodology.
Suggested Learning and Development for the interRAI instrument in continuing care.
Information for clients who are interested in implementing the interRAI Home Care assessment system.
Information for clients who are interested in implementing the interRAI Long-Term Care Facilities assessment system.
Get a summary of the key findings in CIHI's report Dementia in Canada.
Explore dementia across the health system, including dementia in hospitals, long-term care, and home and community care.
This information sheet provides an overview of the Resource Utilization Groups version 3 home care (RUG-III HC) grouping methodology.
This manual provides the information needed to interpret Resource Utilization Groups (RUG) Weighted Patient Day (RWPD) Reports.