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January is Alzheimer Awareness Month

•	Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia

Did you Know?

  • Nearly 200,000 Ontarians over the age of 65 have dementia.
  • By the year 2020, nearly 250,000 seniors in this province will be living with some form of dementia.
  • Women represent 72 per cent of Canadians living with this disease.
  • Anyone who has dementia and is able to walk is at risk of going missing. 
  • Three out of five people with dementia will go missing at some point, often without warning. 
  • 50 per cent of those who go missing for
    24 hours risk serious injury or death from exposure, hypothermia or drowning.
  • 75 per cent of people with dementia who wander and go missing are found within
    2.4 kilometers from where they disappeared.
  • For more tools and resources on Alzheimer’s and dementia visit www.FindingYourWayOntario.ca 

Ontario Accepting Applications for Age-Friendly Community Projects

Ontario is accepting applications to help communities address the needs of an aging population through the new Age-Friendly Community Planning Grant Program.

November 24, 2014


Are Your Loved Ones Safe From Fire?

Seniors and people with disabilities are most vulnerable when it comes to fire.

If you are considering a care, long-term care or retirement home in Ontario for yourself, a relative, or a friend, there are some important questions to ask the operators of these facilities.  The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management has developed a fire safety card to help you when choosing a facility.

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