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