Study Shows Seniors with Dementia Are on the Rise

Article ID: 676889

Released: 22-Jun-2017 10:30 AM EDT

Source Newsroom: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Newswise — According to new data released today by the Public Health Agency of Canada, more than 400,000 seniors are currently living with dementia in our country; the percentage of seniors living with dementia has increased by 21% in 10 years.

 

Dr. Yves Joanette, Scientific Director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Aging and the chair of the World Dementia Council, is available to speak about the disease, why it strikes more women than men, and how Canada is contributing to efforts to find solutions to the global challenge of dementia. 

To book an interview with Dr. Joanette, please contact:

David Coulombe

Media Relations

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

613-941-4563

mediarelations@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

 

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