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An estimated 1.1 million Canadians are currently affected by dementia, both directly and indirectly. Whether you’ve experienced symptoms of dementia yourself or noticed them in a spouse, parent, friend, or grandparent, chances are you know someone who’s been affected.

Use this comprehensive guide to understand hereditary risks, identify warning signs, and learn more about the stages of Alzheimer’s disease, treatment, and care options.

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Alzheimer disease treatmentAlzheimer’s Treatment, Medication, and Care Explained

Symptoms of A.D. may be treated with medication, but there is no cure. Treatments including medication and other therapies focus on improving quality of life and slowing the progression of symptoms such as memory loss, cognitive decline, and communication issues. Along with treatment, dedicated care can help to improve quality of life in those affected…

Click here to find out the most common types of treatments used for Alzheimer’s, and understand how they work to alleviate symptoms.

 


Alzheimer disease hereditaryAlzheimer’s: Hereditary Risk & Genetic Testing

Early-onset Alzheimer’s affects people under the age of 65. It has a strong genetic link—most, though not all, of those diagnosed carry a gene variation. Early-onset Alzheimer’s is much rarer than late-onset Alzheimer’s, the type which affects people over the age of 65. But the genetic factors involved in the development of late-onset Alzheimer’s aren’t as clear…

Read on to learn more about hereditary risks for Alzheimer’s disease and understand the testing options available.

 


FAQ Alzheimer diseaseFrequently Asked Questions About Alzheimer’s Disease

Do you have questions about A.D.? Perhaps you’re wondering who is likely to be affected by AD, or what the average life expectancy is following diagnosis. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it’s a good idea to learn more about factors affecting life expectancy, and how to plan for the future…

Find the answers to some of the most common questions about A.D. by clicking here to read more.

 


Alzheimer Warning SignsThe 10 Early Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease & What to Do

Forgetfulness and mild memory loss are often considered a normal part of aging. But when do memory problems signal something more serious? Alzheimer’s may be difficult to identify and diagnose in its early stages. But at some point, Alzheimer’s symptoms begin to interfere with everyday tasks, such as cooking, driving, budgeting…

Click here to learn about some of the most common early warning signs of Alzheimer’s so that you can recognize them in yourself or a loved one.

 


Alzheimer Stages and SymptomsThe Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease & Their Symptoms

When it comes to Alzheimer’s, different people have different journeys. For some people, symptoms come on quickly. For others, first symptoms are mild and the cognitive decline is slow. The Global Deterioration Scale (GDS) is a tool used by doctors who treat dementia, including Alzheimer’s, to describe the different stages of the disease…

Click to learn more about the seven stages of Alzheimer’s and how they can help you to plan for the future.

 


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Alzheimer’s is the leading cause of dementia in the world. Early signs and symptoms of the disease can be mild and similar to those seen in normal aging, which means Alzheimer’s might not be diagnosed right away. Learning about this disease, including hereditary risks and warning signs, can help you to identify potential symptoms. Since Alzheimer’s currently has no cure, treatment is geared towards alleviating symptoms and improving quality of life and is most effective when started during the early stages of Alzheimer’s.
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