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Educating Seniors on Dementia – Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

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As part of our monthly gathering for seniors in our community centre, we recently invited Dr. Hazar Tabban to deliver an important workshop on all things dementia: what it is, when it forms, and how to address it.

Many of us are already familiar with one form of dementia – Alzheimer’s, which can make up to 60% of all dementia cases.

According to the Weill Institute for Neurosciences, dementia is a “general term for any disease that causes a change in memory and/or thinking skills that is severe enough to impair a person’s daily functioning (driving, shopping, balancing a checkbook, working, communicating, etc.).”

Dementia is on the rise among our senior population and it is important for us to provide them with the knowledge and tools they need to help navigate through this challenge. Although the condition is progressive, we can equip our community members by showing them what they can do from a social, medical, and psychological perspective and which strategies to explore to continue to live a meaningful life for years to come.


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