Healthcare and services Research

The Many Faces of Dementia in Canada


Alzheimer Society of Canada


January 2024


Dementia is a major public health problem in Canada and around the world, affecting millions of people. Research indicates significant variations in the risk of development, prevalence, clinical presentation, and health outcomes across various communities in Canada, including differences in ethnicity, race, sex, gender and age.

With the rapid rise of our aging population in Canada, this is one of the first studies that seeks to better understand the many faces of dementia, so that no one is left behind and we’re able to serve their specific needs and those in their circle of care.

Understanding the unique needs and experiences of diverse communities is a key step in improving the quality of life for people with dementia and their caregivers.


Alzheimer Society of Canada (2024). The Many Faces of Dementia in Canada

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