Saturday, January 21, 2012

Too many Canadians dismissing early Alzheimer’s symptoms

Too many Canadians dismissing early Alzheimer’s symptoms: Society

The Alzheimer Society of Canada says too many Canadians are dismissing early signs of Alzheimer’s disease. A recent survey of 1,000 caregivers of people affected by Alzheimer’s disease found that 44 per cent waited at least a year before reporting their symptoms to a doctor, and about 16 per cent waited two years. The society says waiting too long to report symptoms can result in delays accessing medications that will ease the disease’s impact on some people. Visit the Alzheimer Society’s Let’s Face It campaign website to learn more about the benefits of early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. Click here to read a related news story.

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