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Alzheimer’s – How much do you know?

Alzheimer’s disease is the leading form of dementia among older people, 1 in 11 Canadians over the age of 65 currently has Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. It is a progressive, degenerative disease of the brain, which causes thinking and memory to become seriously impaired. Symptoms can include loss of memory, judgment and reasoning, and changes in mood, behaviour and communication abilities.  While there is no current cure for Alzheimer’s and current treatments cannot stop the progression, treatments have ...

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January is Alzheimer Awareness Month

Courtesy of Alzheimer Society of Canada

An online survey of baby boomers across Canada conducted by the Alzheimer Society reveals a worrying lack of awareness about Alzheimer’s disease.

Survey results show that an astonishing 23 per cent of boomers can’t name any of the early signs of Alzheimer’s disease, even though their risk doubles every five years after age 65.

Of those surveyed, 50 per cent identified memory loss as a key symptom, but failed to mention other critical signs.

“Boomers are their own ...

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