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Benefits of early diagnosis

Canadians are still dismissing symptoms of dementia as "just old age" based on survey results released by the Alzheimer Society.

Close to 50 per cent of Canadians lived a year or more with their symptoms before seeing a family doctor. Of these, 16 per cent waited more than two years. A delayed diagnosis results in a huge treatment gap and prevents people from getting valuable information about medications, support and better disease management.

To promote the benefits of early diagnosis, during the Alzheimer Awareness the Alzheimer Society launched its Let's face it! campaign.

These are some of the people facing dementia today:

Mary McKinlay's story 

Elizabeth Allen's story

Robert Allen's story

Jim Finkbeiner's story

Linda Finkbeiner's story

Sarah Condie's story

 


Last Updated: 05/06/13
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