Supporting Caregivers of People With Dementia
Dementia Association for Awareness and Support
Our goal is to reduce caregiver burnout by improving wellness outcomes for caregivers throughout their caregiving journey.
We use technology to support caregivers of people living with dementia. Caregivers often find themselves in unexpected roles, unequipped for the challenges ahead. As a result, caregivers can feel overwhelmed and helpless.
Our services and resources bridge the gap between caregivers and the healthcare system. We help caregivers navigate the healthcare system ahead and access timely services and resources.
We use technology to support caregivers along their caregiving journey and increase dementia awareness in the community.
Check out our to free resources that help support and advocate for caregivers and their loved ones living with dementia.
According to the World Health Organization, 47.5 Million people live with dementia worldwide.
The risk of developing dementia doubles every 5 years past the age of 65.
Average hours of informal care provided each week to seniors with dementia.
According to the CIHI, $1.4 Billion paid out-of-pocket by caregivers in 2016.
Did you know...
Dementia is a disease in which there is deterioration in memory, thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday activities.
Alzheimer disease is the most common form of dementia and may contribute to 60-70% of cases.
Caregivers of people living with dementia put in more hours and experience higher levels of distress than those providing care for other seniors.
Caregivers would benefit from increased support to help them navigate the challenges of caring for someone living with dementia.