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January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

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January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Illustration showing the human brain and neurons.

The brain contains billions of neurons. Alzheimer’s is characterized by the presence of two types of proteins (beta-amyloid or tau) that prevent the transfer of signals between these nerve cells.PHOTO: iStock

January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.

If the disease can be scary, it goes without saying that we will have to learn to live with its presence in Western societies due to the aging of the population.

At least that is what the doctor-psychiatrist of the CISSS du Bas-Saint-Laurent, Dr. Jean-François de la Sablonnière, predicts.

Despite medical advances in the field, we are still far from a proper cure for Alzheimer’s, according to the medical specialist.

Hence the importance of the entourage of those affected being present and made aware.

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