Welcome to the Alzheimer’s Yukon Web Page


What is Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a fatal, progressive and degenerative disease that destroys brain cells. It is the most common form of dementia, accounting for 64 per cent of all dementias in Canada.

Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. Threadlike tangles develop within existing brain cells, and will eventually choke and destroy healthy cells. As brain cells degenerate and die, the brain shrinks in some regions – a process that will continue over time.

Symptoms include having difficulty remembering things, making decisions and performing everyday activities. These changes can affect the way a person feels and acts. There is currently no way to stop the disease, but research is improving the way we provide care and will continue to search for a cure.’

Brain Tour

Take a Tour Inside Your Brain! See how your brain works and how Alzheimer’s disease affects it.








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