Dementia carries stigma, fear, and a great number of misconceptions. We’re working together to dismantle misinformation, build compassionate community, and create powerful, transformative research that impacts individuals and their families today and in the future.

If you're just beginning your journey with dementia, here are some important facts to know:

  1. Dementia is not a normal part of aging.
  2. Not everyone who grows old will develop dementia.
  3. Dementia is caused by diseases of the brain. The most common is Alzheimer’s.
  1. Dementia is not just about having memory problems. It can affect thinking, communication and doing everyday tasks.
  2. It is possible to have a good quality of life with dementia!

Stories of Dementia

Stories of Dementia

Mid-year, Jim noticed he had difficulty completing tasks he had done for years in his consulting and CNO roles. Neither Nancy nor their family physician saw any changes. But as the year progressed, he noticed more changes and was referred to a neurologist. This resulted in months of testing with an ultimate diagnosis…. [ More ]

Dementia is not a specific disease, but rather an overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills. This includes language, problem-solving, and other cognitive skills severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform everyday activities.

Common Signs 
of Dementia

  • Memory loss that disrupts daily life
  • Challenges in planning or solving problems
  • Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or at leisure
  • Confusion with time or place
  • Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
  • New problems with words in speaking or writing
  • Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
  • Decreased or poor judgment
  • Withdrawal from work or social activities
  • Changes in mood and personality

We can all raise awareness of dementia.

Learn how to spot the signs and take simple steps to help lower the risk of developing the condition.

Help Reduce the Risk of Dementia

Look After
Your Heart

Stay Physically Active

Follow a
Healthy Diet

Challenge
Your Brain

Enjoy Social Activity