Dementia Facts

Dementia Facts: In this activity you are to read the statement and decide whether  you think it is Fact or Fiction.

Write your answers in the reply box below.

Did you Know? Fact or Fiction?
1. 564,000
Canadians are currently living with dementia
Fact _____      Fiction______
2. 937,000 
The number of Canadians who will be living with the disease in 15 years
Fact _____      Fiction______
3. $10.4 billion
The annual cost to Canadians to care for those living with dementia
Fact _____      Fiction______
4. $293 billion

The cost of dementia in 2040

Fact _____      Fiction______
5. $1000 The cost per day for elder in hospital

$ 130 The cost per day for care in facility

$ 55 A day for care in the home care

Fact _____      Fiction______
6. 45%
The greater your risk of developing dementia if you smoke
Fact _____      Fiction______
7. 65%
Of those diagnosed with dementia over the age of 65 are women
Fact _____      Fiction______
8. 16,000
The number of Canadians under the age of 65 living with dementia
Fact _____      Fiction______
9. 25,000 
The number of new cases of dementia diagnosed every year
Fact _____      Fiction______
10. 56,000 
The number of Canadians with dementia being cared for in hospitals even though this is not an ideal location for care
Fact _____      Fiction______
11. 1.1 million
The number of Canadians affected directly or indirectly by the disease
Fact _____      Fiction______

Taken from alzheimers.ca what is dementia

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3 thoughts on “Dementia Facts

  1. 1. 564,000 Canadians are currently living with dementia
    Fact

    2. 937,000 The number of Canadians who will be living with the disease in 15 years
    Fiction

    3. $10.4 billion
    The annual cost to Canadians to care for those living with dementia
    Fact

    4. $293 billion
    The cost of dementia in 2040
    Fact

    5. $1000 The cost per day for elder in hospital
    $ 130 The cost per day for care in facility
    $ 55 A day for care in the home care
    Fact

    6. 45% The greater your risk of developing dementia if you smoke
    Fact

    7. 65% Of those diagnosed with dementia over the age of 65 are women
    Fact

    8. 16,000 The number of Canadians under the age of 65 living with dementia Fact

    9. 25,000
    The number of new cases of dementia diagnosed every year
    Fact

    10. 56,000 The number of Canadians with dementia being cared for in hospitals even though this is not an ideal location for care
    Fact

    11. 1.1 million
    The number of Canadians affected directly or indirectly by the disease
    Fact

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