With cases of dementia expected to reach 1 million by 2033, our White Paper proposes a framework to bend the curve downward through prevention, deceleration, and reversal of symptoms.
In this issue of our bulletin, we focus on prevention. Read more about our recommended prevention strategies below.
We will share our deceleration and reversal recommendations in our upcoming issues.
The framework integrates strategies for the prevention, deceleration, and reversal of symptoms throughout three levels of public health disease prevention practises and proposes services that should be delivered cost effectively within the health care system.
By focusing on disease prevention and health protection strategies, Canada can aim to reduce the growth in the number of persons diagnosed with dementia and therefore better align healthcare resources with predicted care requirements in the future.
Primary prevention: improving the overall health of the population
Improving the overall health of the population can be achieved through primary prevention strategies that aim to reduce the number of preventable diagnoses through education, regular proactive screening, risk mitigation and management in the general population.