Do you know the symptoms and warning signs of Alzheimer’s Disease? Many of us don’t know the difference between normal ageing and the signs of this debilitating affliction. That’s one of the reasons more half of Canadian who suffer from this wait for a year or two after experiencing symptoms before they seek medical help. Naguib Gouda, of The Alzheimer’s Society, hopes to change this.
There are many benefits to early diagnosis. It gives patients and their families an opportunity to plan and make the necessary legal financial and medical arrangements. And the available drugs work better at earlier stages – when they can sometimes ease symptoms and slow the progression of the illness.