In the context of concerns over the health implications of the
growing numbers of elderly people in Canada, in December of
1987 the federal government identified research priorities in
the diseases of aging. Among these, dementia received especial
attention and a national research programme on Alzheimers
disease and other forms of dementia was established.
In response, the Canadian Study of Health and Aging was developed
as a joint university/government project to provide accurate
information on dementia in Canada for policy and planning
purposes. Field work was undertaken in 1991, 1996 and 2001.
Over the years since 1991, the results of the study have informed
health policy in most provinces of Canada and, as results
become available from the 2001 study, we anticipate increasing
application of the study results in informing policy.
Hence, this web site has been designed to profile results
that seem especially pertinent to policy makers, provincial
and federal. As of July 2002, however, this part of the overall
site remains under construction, but readers can obtain information
on the study and its results by linking to the pages developed
Click here for more information
on the study.