All the latest news and stories about Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and the brain.

The Impact of Young Onset Dementia: A Conversation with Cindy McCaffrey

Alberta and Northwest Territories
May 13, 2024

Cindy shares her personal experience with her husband's diagnosis and the inspiration behind YouQuest. Through her story, we explore the importance of socialization, support, and the need for greater awareness and understanding of young onset dementia.

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David Salloum's Story

Alberta and Northwest Territories
May 9, 2024

David Salloum shares his story with us—a story of love, loss, and the profound impact of Alzheimer's disease.

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We went on a lab tour with Dr. Macauley!

Alberta and Northwest Territories
April 18, 2024

What is CD33, and how does it impact Alzheimer's and Dementia? To manage microglia, the body produces a protein called CD33. CD33 is a braking system for microglia, slowing them down when they become overactive.


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Introducing the New HelpForDementia Website

Alberta and Northwest Territories
April 11, 2024

Living with dementia can be overwhelming. Help for Dementia provides you with the tools, resources, and support you need to confidently navigate dementia, all in one place.

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What is Dementia?

Alberta and Northwest Territories
February 14, 2024

Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. It is not a normal part of aging.

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Op-ed: Alberta’s Alarming Rise in Dementia

Alberta and Northwest Territories
February 12, 2024

Dr. Roger Wong, a Member of the Order of Canada, has issued a warning regarding the alarming surge in dementia cases in Alberta.


Understanding Dementia Research

Alberta and Northwest Territories
February 8, 2024

Dr. Sutherland, Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge, discusses his research on Alzheimer's disease and dementia. He focuses on understanding the pathology of the disease and discusses the role of proteins, the immune system and things he has found surprising in his research.

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Kiara's story

Alberta and Northwest Territories
January 3, 2024

Meet Kiara, a beacon of strength. Her caregiving journey embodies resilience and unconditional love.

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January is Alzheimer's Awareness Month

Alberta and Northwest Territories
January 2, 2024

For people living with dementia, support changes everything. The Alzheimer Society connects people living with dementia in Alberta and NWT to support, knowledge, and community.

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Join Us Once Again

Alberta and Northwest Territories
December 6, 2023

Registration is Now Open for the 2024 IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's!

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