What is the most common neurodegenerative disorder in Canada?

What is the most common neurodegenerative disorder in Canada?

Dementia is the most common type of neurodegenerative disorder.

What is ondri?

The Ontario Neurodegenerative Research Initiative (ONDRI) is a 3 years multi-site prospective cohort study that has acquired comprehensive multiple assessment platform data, including 3T structural MRI, from neurodegenerative patients with Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment, Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic …

What are the symptoms of neurodegenerative disease?

Some of the more common symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases include:

  • memory loss.
  • forgetfulness.
  • apathy.
  • anxiety.
  • agitation.
  • a loss of inhibition.
  • mood changes.

What are some neurodegenerative diseases?

Neurodegenerative disorders include:

  • Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders.
  • Ataxia.
  • Huntington’s disease.
  • Parkinson’s disease.
  • Motor neuron disease.
  • Multiple system atrophy.
  • Progressive supranuclear palsy.

What is the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia?

Dementia is the term applied to a group of symptoms that negatively impact memory, but Alzheimer’s is a specific progressive disease of the brain that slowly causes impairment in memory and cognitive function.

How much does Alzheimer’s cost a year in Canada?

“For patients with severe or very severe AD, the cost is close to $50,000 yearly. The largest component of total cost was indirect costs such as caregiver burden and productivity loss at higher severity levels, though medication costs contributed the most in very mild cases.

What does neurodegeneration feel like?

A Neurodegenerative Disease is a condition that affects neurons in the brain, causing symptoms such as memory loss, moodiness, anxiety, depression, and agitation.

How do you know something is wrong with your brain?

Loss of side vision. Balance or coordination problems. Twitching muscles or muscle spasms. Numbness or weakness in an arm or leg or one side of the body.

How many people have dementia in Ontario?

There are approximately 200,000 people in Ontario currently living with dementia and we know that number will grow as our population ages.