Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Are we overlooking Dementia symptoms

According to recent surveys dementia symptons in many Canadians are either overlooked or not taken seriously enough by the patients themselves or those around them
The Alzheimer Society of Canada is warning that too many seniors are dismissing the early signs of dementia as just "normal aging," and waiting too long to ask their doctor about their symptoms.

The society recently completed a survey of nearly 1,000 caregivers of Alzheimer's patients, and found that about half said their loved ones waited a year or longer after their symptoms began before going to see a doctor. Almost 16 per cent waited more than two years, the survey found.

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