Dementia is the most compelling health risk facing Saskatchewan’s aging population.

 

Every 24 hours, 10 more people will develop Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia in Saskatchewan.

 

The warning signs of dementia include changes in abilities, behaviour or communication – the ABC's of Dementia.  It’s about more than just memory.

 

Learn the ABC's of Dementia

 

Different dementias have different warnings signs. Each person is unique and may experience these warning signs differently.  It all starts with learning the ABC's of dementia.

 

By learning the warning signs you can help empower yourself with an early diagnosis and learn to live well with dementia. The Alzheimer Society can help.

 

Learn the ABC's of dementia today.

 

Call our Dementia Helpline at 1-877-949-4141

What is dementia?

 

Dementia refers to a set of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain. Dementia is not one specific disease, but a number of diseases can cause dementia.

 

Alzheimer disease is only one type of dementia.  Other types include vascular, Lewy Body, and frontal-temporal.  These are progressive and do not have a cure.  Symptoms of dementia can be similar to symptoms of other conditions such as depression, thyroid or heart disease, infections, drug interactions or alcohol abuse.  

This makes diagnosis extremely important. Many people do not understand the  warning signs.

 

Learn the ABC's of dementia.

 

The Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan

 

The Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan provides information, support  services and education for people affected by dementia. People who connect with the Alzheimer Society have a far better experience with disease than those who don't. Find out more about us and how we can empower you to live well with dementia.

Contact our province office a 1-800-263-3367 or visit our website at www.alzheimer.sk.ca

 

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Everyone 24 hours 10 more people develop dementia. Are you one of them? Learn the warning signs.