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Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias - Elgin

Dementia is the loss of intellectual functions, such as thinking, remembering and reasoning, of sufficient severity to interfere with a person's daily functioning. It is not a disease in itself, but rather a group of symptoms that may accompany certain diseases or physical conditions.

Some of the better known diseases that produce dementia include Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, Huntington's disease and Parkinson's disease.

Relief for the caregiver becomes essential when individuals with dementia are unable to care for themselves. Services are available that offer information, support and respite care.

See also Adult Day Programs and Residential Care for People with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias.

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These services are located in Elgin
Alzheimer Society of Elgin-St Thomas   St Thomas
Terrace Lodge - Adult Day Program   Aylmer
Victorian Order of Nurses - Middlesex-Elgin - Elgin-St Thomas Office - Community Support Services - Alzheimer and Dementia Services   St Thomas

These services are located outside of Elgin, but provide service to Elgin.
Alzheimer Society of Ontario   Toronto
South West Health Links Stroke Resources Living A Healthy Life caregiverexchange.ca