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Please note that reciprocal links are not often granted due to the volume of requests submitted.

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Use of “dementia”

The Alzheimer Society’s mission is to support those affected by all forms of dementia.  In this website, the word “dementia” when used by itself with no further qualification, includes Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of irreversible and reversible dementia. When we are referring to a specific form of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Frontotemporal dementia or Vascular dementia,  the specific form will be named. Where we are discussing medical research or providing information where the distinction between irreversible and reversible dementia is pertinent, we will specify which of these two groups we mean, or use “Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia” to indicate all irreversible forms of dementia.

Use of “he” and “she”

This website uses “he” and “she” alternately to refer to an individual person with dementia and any other person living with the effects of dementia.   Our choice of pronouns  is meant to emphasize that this disease impacts both genders,  whether we are speaking of those diagnosed, caregivers, family and friends, or health care professionals.