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What you need to know about dementia

Section
Audio,
Publish Date
Wednesday, 5 September 2018, 2:54p.m.

It's Alzheimer's awareness month so Chris Lynch had Dr Matthew Croucher, an expert in dementia working at the Canterbury District Health Board, in studio for a question and answer session about dementia.

Listen to the full interview for Dr Croucher's answers to the following questions:

What should I do if I’m worried that someone’s memory and brain power may be failing?

What’s the difference between normal ageing / senior moments and a dementia illness? 

Are there other causes of memory and brain power going downhill besides a dementia illness?

How would I go about getting it checked out?

If it turns out to be a dementia illness, what’s the point in knowing anyway?

 

 

If you'd like further information on dementia visit https://www.dementia.nz/ or http://www.alzheimers.org.nz/

 

 

ON AIR: Larry Williams Drive

4p.m. - 7p.m.