A special edition of The Current on dementia

A laughter therapy class involving a group of seniors at the Clairmont Friendship Center in San Diego, California. (Reuters/Mike Blake)

Tomorrow we bring you Diagnosis: Dementia, a special edition of The Current.. From beginning stages of the disease to life in a care facility, host Anna Maria Tremonti will bring you stories of Canadians living with dementia and the people who love and care for them. Tune into CBC Radio One at 8:37 a.m. local time.

An estimated 750,000 Canadians are living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. That number is expected to almost double to 1.4 million by 2031.

We'll find out what's being done to cut down on drug use and to make patients' lives more meaningful in the final years. And we'll explore what the latest research tells us about the as-yet incurable disease ... and what might be done to slow or even stop its progress.

Do you have a story you'd like to share?

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