Stroke, White Matter Disease and Alzheimer's Disease: Can Canada Avoid an Epidemic of Dementia?

In this video, neurologist Dr. Sandra Black, Centre for Stroke Recovery Sunnybrook Site Leader, discusses the complex relationships between covert stroke (small strokes that cause no obvious symptoms), white matter disease, Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. Her conclusions are alarming: within a generation, if nothing is done, these diseases will result in an estimated 1.5 million cases of dementia. Caring for this population will cost a staggering $150 billion a year. Watch the video to learn more about this alarming trend, and what Canadians can do to head off the looming epidemic of dementia.


  1. Darleny Barton on February 28, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    I Have white Matter created by Mold Toxicity , This black mold is a Silent Epidemic, It is living not only in Air conditions but in cars Too. We Found many answers reading

  2. Khansa Ehsan on February 28, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    Hi! Mam i m from Pakistan..plz help me..

  3. Khansa Ehsan on February 28, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    Any recovery of these disease plz?

  4. toolfool82 Mostrom on February 28, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    I’m 37 and I have changes in my white matter due from chronic head ache, but I don’t get that many headaches? I have been having issues with my vision, seeing lines and patches of colors , I was wondering if inflammation could be the cause for the change in the white matter.

  5. Erik Galvez on February 28, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    I am only 39 yrs old I just received my MRI yesterday. And says on my result Axial MRA time of flight sequence some focal hyperintensity central portion right distal cervical. ICA .. I have been suffering severe headaches since last year of April balance issues were so severe sometime and my visions sometime too..went to eye doctor it was ok please help me understand thanks

  6. Charles Belcher on February 28, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    I wish I had a $1 for each time a doctor tells me to go some exercise it will be good for me and improve my diet and go lose some weight…it will be good for you.

  7. Nahid Borhani on February 28, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    So six years passed, do we have treatment for alzheimer?

  8. Shane Maynard on February 28, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    Any reason the music is the Kerbal rocket building music?

  9. Value consulting on February 28, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Very informative. Thanks

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