What is dementia
Dementia is one of the major causes of disability and dependency among senior people. It has a physical, psychological, social, and economic impact, not only on people with dementia, but also on their careers, families and society at large.
Dementia is not a specific disease but is rather a general term for the impaired ability to remember, think, or make decisions that interferes with doing everyday activities. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia.
Nearly 2/3 of people with dementia are women, and dementia is a leading cause of death among women – higher than heart attack or stroke.
Dementia is a growing, global challenge. In Canada, over 500,000 people are living with dementia today, and the number will be doubled in 2030.
Dementia and wandering
Effective monitoring of the treatment of dementia patients at home is a challenge, because many patients cannot record or…
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