Aside from showing compassion and care for people affected by dementia, being dementia-inclusive also makes good business sense.
It can help you retain talent and support your ongoing productivity, as well as give you and your team members an opportunity to consider succession planning before an employee is ready to move on from your organization. No matter your sector, size, or mission, the way you think, talk about, and act toward dementia can make a huge difference to employees living with dementia, employees who are filling the role of dementia care partners, and your business.
Dementia doesn’t discriminate and it has wide-reaching impacts.
1 in 3 people - or more than 30 per cent of Albertans are impacted by dementia. They are either living with dementia or have experience caring for someone with dementia. The impacts of dementia are all around all of us.
Nearly 50,000 Albertans are diagnosed with a form of dementia in 2021. That number is expected to almost double by 2030.
Over 4,800 younger Albertans - people between the ages of 40 and 65 and likely to be in the workforce - are diagnosed with dementia. That’s nearly 10 per cent of diagnosed Albertans.