Principal Investigators

    Manuel, Douglas G


    Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

    Contact information of lead PI



    Title of project or programme

    Dementia in the population: Trajectories of disease, health care use, and places of care

    Source of funding information


    Total sum awarded (Euro)

    € 344,596

    Start date of award


    Total duration of award in years


    The project/programme is most relevant to:

    Alzheimer's disease & other dementias


    Research Abstract

    Dementia is severe and disabling disease, touching many Canadians. Existing research has identified a number of potentially modifiable risk factors for dementia, such as exercise, participation in social activities, diet, and drug therapies. However, it is difficult to tell which factors are the most important for Canadians to address. Studies that project how many people will have dementia in the future, and how much resources (e.g., home care and nursing home) are required to care for these individuals are not well built. These projections do not factor the risk factors for the disease, which are changing over time, and also do not address the transitions in care-needs for people with dementia. Using population-based surveys and health care data, the aims of this study are to: (1) build world-class models for describing the relative importance of dementia risk factors; (2) identify the factors that lead to transitions between care settings (e.g. home, supportive housing, and nursing homes); and (3) accurately predict and project the future burden of dementia in the population. Furthermore, it will help assess the potential impact of interventions and policies that target dementia.

    Lay Summary

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Types: Investments > €500k
Member States: Canada
Diseases: Alzheimer's disease & other dementias
Years: 2016
Database Categories: N/A
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