Every 4 seconds someone around the globe is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. By the year 2038, approximately 1,125,200 Canadians will have dementia; 2.8% of the Canadian population. The cumulative economic burden of this rise in dementia will be $872 billion dollars*.
Brought to you by Friends for a Benefit (FFAB), Memory Ball promotes Alzheimer’s awareness among a young demographic and works to dispel the myths and stigmas related to Alzheimer’s disease.
All proceeds from the event are donated to the Alzheimer Society of Toronto to support Alzheimer’s research and programming.
*If you’re interested in learning more about these staggering, jaw-dropping numbers, we recommend reading
Rising Tide: the Impact of Dementia on Canadian Society, published by the Alzheimer Society of Canada.