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Connexions hosts Alzheimer’s doctor in Shawville

Connexions Resource Centre hosted an information session on diagnosing and preventing Alzheimer’s disease at the St. Paul’s Anglican Church hall in Shawville on Thursday morning, the second talk on the subject the non-profit group has organized this spring.
While the first talk, hosted in April, focused on how to diminish the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, Thursday’s session turned instead to explaining how the disease works, how to recognize its symptoms, and strategies for living with it.
Dr. André Moreau, a physician specializing in Alzheimer’s at The Memory Clinic in Ottawa, explained the disease is something many Canadians deal with, and that the Canadian population sees some 76,000 new cases of Alzheimer’s each year.
“As we age, the probabilities of developing Alzheimer’s disease are increasing. Up to one patient in three will have Alzheimer’s by the age of 85. So if we can intervene earlier on and try to diminish that prevalence, everybody would benefit from it,” Dr. Moreau said.
Dr. Moreau explained that the amyloid beta protein is the primary . . .

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