On a practical level, an early diagnosis gives someone the chance to explain the changes happening in their life to family and friends and allows households to plan forward. Seventy-four percent of Canadians know someone with dementia and more and more Canadians will continue to develop the disease. We want to make sure they're getting the help they need at every stage of the disease, says Mimi Lowi-Adolescent, CEO, Alzheimer Culture of Canada. As devastating as the news headlines could be, early diagnosis brings relief to families, provides them control over their circumstance and offers more years of living fulfilling and active lives. Throughout January, Canadians are encouraged to go to the Alzheimer Society's campaign website, to understand how exactly to spot the indications of dementia, understand the benefits of a diagnosis and prepare for a doctor's visit.So I attempt to perform a rigorous test of that hypothesis. He extensively sequenced the mitochondrial DNA genes of the four species of African green monkeys. Mitochondrial DNA is passed from mother to kid. Related StoriesNew vaccine applicant shows great promise at fighting respiratory syncytial virusTumour DNA in the blood can accurately monitor cancers in true timeUC Irvine Health experts develop one-step check to detect HCV infectionsThe four green monkeys he studied will be the sabaeus monkey, Chlorocebus sabaeus, which lives in western Africa; the tantalus monkey, Chlorocebus tantalus, which is situated in central Africa; the vervet monkey, Chlorocebus pygerythrus, which lives in eastern and southern Africa; and the grivet monkey, Chlorocebus aethiops, which lives in Africa northeast.