Season’s Greetings from the CSAH

The CSAH team wishes everyone a happy holiday season and a safe start to the new year.
We look forward to sharing new resources and implementing new strategies in 2022 as we continue to support our aging population and those who care for them.

First Link: The first step for those with dementia

September is World Alzheimer’s Month. Over 565,000 Canadians are living with Alzheimer’s Disease or some form of dementia, and this number is set to rise to nearly 1 MILLION Canadians in less than 12 years. Local Alzheimer Societies across Ontario are here to help.

Dementia

This post explains the different cognitive issues that make up the generic term, ‘Dementia”, starting with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) which is the most common type of dementia and present in approximately 60-80% of all dementia diagnoses. AD is a chronic neurodegenerative disease associated with progressive impairments in memory, language, thinking, and behaviour over time.