Some memory loss is a normal part of aging, but when memory loss and confusion impact your day-to-day life, it might be a sign of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease changes the structure of your brain. These changes affect the way your brain works. It affects the way you think, remember, act and feel. Alzheimer’s disease is one of the diseases that cause dementia, and it’s the most common type of dementia in Canada.
Elder care needs to respect LGBT seniors
Learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. These disorders all affect memory and usually affect older adults.
Patients with chronic diseases who are engaged in their own self-care (i.e., taking an active role in managing one’s own health) can live longer, healthier lives. However, barriers exist for those within non-English speaking communities in BC and Canada who wish to practise self-care. For example, self-care resources may not reflect the culture of the community, and there is limited access to resources, including reputable web resources, in one’s own language.