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Friday, January 11, 2013

Senior moment or sign of something more serious?


Dr. Tiffany Chow, a senior scientist with Baycrest Health Sciences’ world-renowned Rotman Research Institute, knows as much about dementia and Alzheimer’s as anyone can.

But even she was surprised to learn that her seemingly healthy grandmother’s sudden death was due to Alzheimer’s.

Since the disease has a hereditary component, Chow, 46, now finds herself researching a condition she’s more likely than most to get later in life. She writes about this experience and offers advice to people with the disease or interested in preventing it in The Memory Clinic, which went on sale Tuesday.

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