In Saskatchewan 20,000 individuals currently impacted by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia – with those people requiring advanced care in the coming years.
The Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan has put together a virtual event January 17th, that will address issues felt by those with dementia and their care givers. The presentation is scheduled for January 17th at 7 pm Saskatchewan time. The guest speaker this year is Dr. Megan Surkan, a respected geriatrician based in Saskatoon and Assistant Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan.
With an aging provincial population, the number of those affected is anticipated to soar significantly over the next three decades. Right now a staggering 60% of people living with dementia prefer to remain in their homes, relying on the support of family, neighbors, or friends for ongoing care. The progressive nature of dementia means that individuals at home will eventually require increased levels of medical and social support.
The presentation will delve into critical aspects of dementia, covering warning signs, risk factors, and avenues for obtaining support with diagnoses.
The event will be Hosted on Zoom, and will be recorded with the presentation being accessible on the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan’s YouTube channel.
To Register click here.