Sep 25, 2013
By Dale Goldhawk
11:15 am ET | Mimi Lowi-Young
12:15 pm ET | Rob Goodwin
GUEST – Mimi Lowi-Young, CEO of the Alzheimer Society of Canada
TOPIC – Alzheimer’s disease: An Economic Time Bomb.
INFO – Alzheimer’s disease: an economic time bomb / September 20, 2013, 11:45 am – 1:30 pm /Marriot Eaton Centre, 525 Bay Street, Toronto
Life expectancy in Canada is increasing thanks to medical advances. But with this good news there are dire consequences. Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are on the rise. Over a million Canadians will be affected by 2031. Millions more will be impacted as caregivers. Annual medical costs will swell to $293 billion a year by 2040. Few treatments are effective and there is still no cure. Dementia is a costly chronic disease because of its tremendous toll on those diagnosed as well as their families. Many other costs are hidden from view and are overlooked by public policy and decision makers. Join Mimi Lowi-Young, CEO, Alzheimer Society of Canada, to hear about some creative, strategic solutions and cost-effective ideas to tackle the escalating challenges of this 21st century disease.
GUEST – Rob Godwin, the Canadian Air and Space Museum, curator
TOPIC – A progress report on the Canadian Air and Space Museum and the re-assembly of the Avro Arrow, to go on public display at the international Centre this weekend.