Doc Talk #100 – Dementia

 

 

In this show we explored the topic of dementia. This is increasingly common and is largely a disease of older people (>65 years old). Although it can occur in younger individuals, then there are often significant genetic components.

Let me tell you how you’re not going to tell if you have dementia – from a Facebook quiz which claims to tell you if you have dementia

We talked about ten potential warning signs of dementia. We reviewed some lifestyle measures that can significantly reduce the risk of dementia.

There is some reliable information about dementia available at the Alzheimer society of Canada website.

Health Link also is a great source of information and support for patients with dementia and their families, and can be accessed by calling ☎ 811

 

 

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