A Brief Introduction to Dementia Issues:
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Most people do not understand the difference between “dementia” and “Alzheimer’s” and use the terms interchangeably. This can lead to problems in the diagnosis, care, and treatment of people with various types of dementia. Alzheimer’s is a common form of dementia, but not all people with dementia have Alzheimer’s. There is also the problem that other medical issues may be mistaken for dementia when they are far simpler and easier to treat.
This post is a good overview of the different forms of dementia and how Alzheimer’s fits into what we may call the “Dementia Spectrum.”
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“The difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia can be confusing. They’re not the same thing, but they’re related. Find out how & get key facts about each.”
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