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ABC’s of Dementia lecture is free to the public

The Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan is offering a free lecture on the symptoms, warning signs, and available support programs for dementia.
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Alzheimer’s and dementia remains an important topic of conversation, as the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan is hosting an informational presentation titled “ABC’s of Dementia” in Moose Jaw on Mar. 20, at the Chez Nous Senior Citizens Home, from 7 - 8pm.

The presentation will discuss Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, the warning signs, and how people can help reduce the stigma around both conditions — as dementia is not simply a part of aging and can affect more than just older individuals. Abilities, behaviors, or communication are the three areas that can be affected by dementia, or the ABC’s as the presentation calls them.

Dementia remains a challenge to the health care system, with 10 people in Saskatchewan developing dementia every 24 hours, according to the Alzheimer Society. Currently, 93% of dementia patients, caregivers, and professional service providers feel that the range of care services for Alzheimer’s and dementia diseases needs to be improved.

The Alzheimer Society provides support for those living with dementia, their caregivers, and family and friends.

Attendance to the event is free and no registration is required, and the presentation will be conducted by staff of the Alzheimer Society who will be providing free take-home print materials for those interested.

More information about the event can be found at the Alzheimer Society’s website.