Throughout the month of September we are shining a spotlight on three areas of expertise at Sinai Health: Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, arthritis and stroke. These three distinct conditions affect millions of Canadians and their families. This impact will only grow as Canada’s population ages.
- More than half a million Canadians are currently living with dementia. In 15 years this number is expected to reach more than 900,000. It’s estimated that 1.1 million Canadians are affected directly or indirectly by this disease. (Alzheimer Society of Canada)
- More than 6 million Canadians, or 1 in 5, are living with arthritis or an associated autoimmune disease. (Arthritis Research Foundation)
- There are more than 60,000 strokes each year in Canada and more than 400,000 Canadians are living with the effects of a stroke. (Heart & Stroke Foundation Stroke Report 2018)
We are leaders
- Our Cyril & Dorothy, Joel & Jill Reitman Centre for Alzheimer’s Support and Training has developed in-person and online training for people caring for a loved one with dementia. The Reitman Centre, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society, brings these programs to caregivers across Ontario.
- The Rebecca MacDonald Centre for Arthritis and Autoimmune Disease is a world-class centre for care and research of arthritis and related disorders. The centre offers genetic testing, personalized therapeutics and is one of the largest clinical centres for arthritis research in the world.
- Our Stroke Program at Bridgepoint Active Healthcare provides inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation to help with recovery after stroke. The program has been recognized with Stroke Distinction designation from Accreditation Canada for excellence and innovation in stroke care.
15,000 patient visits
to the Rebecca MacDonald Centre for Arthritis and Autoimmune Disease per year.
9 health care professions
make up the care team in Bridgepoint’s Stroke Program to help patients transition back to the community.
To learn more, stay tuned here and across our social media channels throughout the month and follow the hashtags #SinaiStories and #SinaiResearch.