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Session 3 - Understanding Dementia

Part 3 - Exploring Dementia and Memory Loss

Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are not a part of normal aging.

Almost 40 per cent of people over the age of 65 experience some form of memory loss. When there is no underlying medical condition causing this memory loss, it is known as "age-associated memory impairment," which is considered a part of the normal aging process.  Sometimes it is called “age related memory loss.”

But brain diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are different.

Age-associated memory impairment and dementia can be told apart in a number of ways. In general, a memory problem may become a concern if it begins to affect your day-to-day living. Most older adults do not go on to develop Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia.

Age Related Memory Loss and Dementia - Segment with Geriatrician

Host Liana Shannon speaks with geriatrician, Jasneet Parmar about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Dr. Parmar explains the difference between normal age related memory loss and dementia.

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