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34 million: Canada's population

35.6 million: Global population of people with dementia

4.4 million: How many of them are in North America

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10 million: In Europe

1.9 million: In Africa

315 billion US: Annual global cost of dementia





480,000: Number of Canadians with dementia (2008)

1.125 million: Number estimated for 2038

5: Minutes between diagnoses of new cases in Canada, 2008

2: Minutes between diagnosis of new cases, 2038

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$15-billion: Economic burden of dementia, 2008

$153-billion: Estimated economic burden of dementia, 2038

Sources: World Alzheimer Report, Statistics Canada, Alzheimer Society of Canada

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