Vol. 2 No. 8 (2022)
Horizon Scans

Understanding the Portrait of Dementia Care in Canada: A CADTH Panel of Experts

Published August 10, 2022

Key Messages

  • The prevalence of dementia is increasing annually and there is an ongoing, increasing, and evolving demand for enhanced care for dementia patients in Canada.
  • CADTH facilitated a 5-member clinician panel to garner the perspectives of individuals who are currently providing care to Canadian patients with dementia and/or participating in dementia-related health research.
  • The panel highlighted several themes pertaining to the current portrait of dementia care in Canada and health system readiness for future burdens of disease, including:
    • improved patient diagnosis
    • development of standardized and collaborative health care
    • increasing patient access to specialist and treatment resources
    • preparing for new and effective therapies.