This decision by Canada’s banking ombudsman will help the federal government and 600 banks and financial services across the nation gauge, for the first time, just how badly Canadians with diminished capacity are being mistreated when it comes to their money.
Globe and Mail September, 2010
As Canada ages, dementia is our next national health crisis.
And governments have no plan to fight it.
- A half-million Canadians now suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
- There is no cure
- A new case is diagnosed every five minutes
- Demand for long term care will increase 10-fold
Karen Henderson experienced a 14-year dementia care journey with her father and has been researching and talking about dementia ever since.
In 2008 she wrote a special report: Alzheimer’s disease: Will it become an epidemic?
Alzheimer’s has become an epidemic.
The recent series on dementia in the Globe and mail ended with the announcement of a bank watchdog to track dementia-related financial abuse in seniors.
You and your clients can wait no longer to confront the reality of this devastating disease.
Advisors: contact Karen now so she can help you (and your own families) understand:
- What is dementia?
- How you can help your clients diagnosed with dementia
- How you can protect yourselves by reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s and other dementias
- How to add value to your practice
Advisors: contact Karen now so she can help your clients understand:
- Dementia is striking a growing number of boomers
- What to do upon diagnosis
- Where to find help for both those diagnosed and those who are the caregivers
- The triple threat that women face
Dementia: Confronting the Crisis: The Globe and Mail September 2010www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/dementia
Rising Tide: The impact of Dementia on Canadian Societywww.alzheimer.ca/english/rising_tide/rising_tide_summary.htm
Alzheimer’s disease: Will it become an epidemic?