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Thousands of Canadians diagnosed with dementia every month

News September 22, 2022

Fifteen Canadians are diagnosed with dementia each hour. This amounts to 10,000 Canadians a month, according to The Landmark Study published this month by Alzheimer Society of Canada. By 2030, it is projected that close to 1 million Canadians will be living with dementia.

Now more than ever, research is necessary to advance programs that help individuals and families dealing with dementia. The Canadian Alzheimer's disease biomarker testing program, developed by Dr. Mari DeMarco, a Clinical Chemist at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, can help doctors accurately diagnose the disease even when only mild symptoms are present.

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