New advances for Alzheimer's treatment

September marks World Alzheimer’s Month and this year, the Alzheimer’s community is facing more profound challenges than ever.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 747,000 Canadians are living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.

Alzheimer’s — the most common cause of dementia — is a chronic, progressive, neurodegenerative disease that affects memory, language, behaviour and thinking abilities, severe enough to interfere with daily life.

Alzheimers patients are particularly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic due to the significant and prolonged changes to their daily routine, according to Dr. Blake Pearson, an Ontario-based physician with extensive experience caring for individuals with dementia.

Dr. Blake Pear

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