For most people, the memory impairment they experience as they get older is due to the normal aging process, and is not a symptom of a brain disease such as Alzheimer’s. There are ways to cope with normal age-related memory loss.
10 Symptoms and Strategies videos
Watch videos of three remarkable Nova Scotia women with early stage dementia, and hear them discuss how they live well with dementia.
Normal Aging Versus Dementia
Age-Associated Memory Impairment can be distinguished from a brain disorder such as Alzheimer’s in a variety of ways.
Risk factors are characteristics of the person, their lifestyle and environment that contribute to the likelihood of getting the disease.
Symptoms of Alzheimer's disease include loss of memory, difficulty with day-to-day tasks, and changes in mood and behaviour.
Getting a Diagnosis
Diagnosing dementia is a complex and difficult process, requiring the time and expertise of skilled practitioners.
There is currently no cure for Alzheimer's disease and no treatment that will stop its progression. Several drugs are available that can help with some symptoms.