Chamber Calls for Alzheimer’s to Be a Post-Pandemic Public Health PrioritySeptember 21, 2022
(Toronto – September 21, 2022) – Today, Rocco Rossi, President & CEO, Ontario Chamber of Commerce, released the following statement to mark World Alzheimer’s Day 2022:
“This World Alzheimer’s Day 2022, we call on the Ontario government to define Alzheimer’s and dementia as a post-pandemic public health priority, with a focus on early detection, support for caregivers, and innovative models of care.”
“The Conference Board of Canada estimates over the next 10 years, 5.1 million Canadians will reach the age of 65. This will increase the share of Canadians over the age of 65 from 17 percent to 21 percent of the population. As a result, chronic diseases and conditions are projected to increase – a situation that will place an increased demand on the health care system, health care providers, and our economy.
“This commemorative date is important because Canada is facing a significant demographic shift that will necessitate policy reforms. The time is now to prepare for the future.”
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