What is Dementia?

An overall term used to describe a group of symptoms associated with a decline in memory and other thinking skills. There are many different types of dementias. The cause is not clearly known, but it is associated with brain injury, infection, chronic diseases and some other factors.”

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What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. In addition to causing problems with memory, it can also affect a person's’ reasoning skills, mood and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily life.

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September is World Alzheimer’s Month

This annual, international campaign raises awareness of dementia and challenges stigma. This year draws attention to what societies, governments and individuals can do to raise awareness as dementia prevalence increases. Every 3 seconds, someone in the world develops dementia.

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