People Affected by Brain Conditions Need
A Pan-Canadian Brain Health Strategy
Why a brain strategy is vital
The ground-breaking National Population Health Study of Neurological Conditions clearly identified the importance of both health and non-health services in helping people affected by brain conditions lead the healthiest and most productive lives possible: Mapping Connections: An Understanding Neurological Conditions in Canada
Quick facts from the Study
By 2031, the number of Canadians with brain conditions will increase, and the number of people with dementia and Parkinson’s disease is expected to double.
Without appropriate interventions, health care costs will increase as will the overall impact on the Canadian economy.
Caregivers are essential to the well being of people living with brain conditions but caregivers often develop their own health problems including high levels of stress.