OVER half of all Australians
mistake the symptoms of dementia
for being a normal part of ageing,
according to a new Newspoll survey.
According to the survey, nearly
one in five Australians said that if a
family member had memory loss or
confusion they would think it was a
natural part of ageing, whilst 10%
of people aged 19-34 told
researchers that they never heard
of Alzheimer’s disease.
Discussing the survey, Ita
Buttrose, President of Alzheimer’s
Australia, said that worrying results
reflected a lack of awareness and
stigma surrounding ...
The above snippet is the first part of an article sent to subscribers in Pharmacy Daily's issue from 12 Jul 12
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