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January is Alzheimer’s month: we’ve rounded up the latest research to keep you informed

January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in Canada, an opportunity to raise awareness of the most common type of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for an estimated 60-80% cases of dementia. In Canada alone, more than 402,000 people 65 years and older live with dementia. Whether you want to learn more about dementia and what causes it or how to better care for a loved one diagnosed with this condition, our trustworthy, evidence-informed resources can help you.

Are you a caregiver looking for helpful resources?
The job of a caregiver to someone with dementia can be an emotional rollercoaster. It can also be time-consuming and costly. There are often many challenging behaviours associated with dementia including, but not limited to agitation, aggression, wandering and resistance to care. The good news is, non-drug approaches for people with dementia, supported by recent high-quality research may help. Although caring for a loved one can be all-encompassing, it is important to take care of yourself

Are you interested in learning more about dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease? You can browse the latest content here to see what the research says about things like cholesterol-lowering drugs and whether they can prevent dementia, exercise and dementia, diagnosing dementia, and more. You can also watch highlights from a public talk we hosted with Jay Ingram and Dr. Christopher Patterson on “The Science of Alzheimer's: Where Are We Going?

 


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