Baycrest was founded in 1918 by visionary community members. Through innovative thinking, we are now among the few academic health science organizations in the world dedicated to research, innovation, education and care of older adults.
More than 564,000 Canadians live with dementia, with 25,000 new cases diagnosed every year. By 2021, the number of seniors is projected to exceed the number of children aged 14 and younger for the first time ever
- In 2018, approximately one in four Canadians aged 15 and older (or 7.8 million people) provided care to a family member or friend with a long-term health condition, a physical or mental disability, or problems related to aging
- 1.1 million Canadians are affected directly or indirectly by dementia
- $10.4 billion = the annual cost to Canadians of caring for people with dementia; this expense is projected to double by 2031.