In the coming years, the number of Canadians diagnosed with dementia is set to dramatically increase – placing an ever greater strain on services and quality of care. The Alzheimer’s Society of Canada estimates that the number of Canadians diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, a form of dementia, will increase from 747 000 in 2011, to 1.4 million by 2031. If action is not taken now, the Society estimates that this growth will result in health care costs of $293 billion a year by 2041. Numbers such as these underscore the fact that dementia has emerged as one of the most pressing issues facing governments, long-term care operators and health care professionals across the province and country.
Insight Information’s WESTERN CANADIAN CONFERENCE ON DEMENTIA CARE has been developed to be a flashpoint of innovation. The event brings together actors from both the public and private spheres to discuss and discover solutions to a growing demand for care. Featuring keynote speeches, panel discussions and case studies, the Western Canadian Conference on Dementia Care offers those invested in the area an opportunity to connect with some of the sector’s leading innovators and learn best practices.