The Globe and Mail published an article yesterday about Canadians’ knowledge of dementia. It examined a survey recently published by the Alzheimer Society of Canada about Canadians’ knowledge of symptoms of dementia. The survey revealed that almost one-quarter of Canadians over age 65 do not know any warning signs of dementia, and that a majority of Canadians age 45-65 are unprepared to help care for relatives with Alzheimer’s.
The risk of dementia continues to increase for Canadians. Knowing the warning signs means being able to get and give help much earlier.