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The Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia

The Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia

The critical difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia is that Alzheimer’s is a specific disease and dementia is a term used to describe symptoms that can be caused by a number of different diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease (AD). So, the answer to the question, “Is there a difference between Alzheimer’s and

5. Diagnosis

No one test will prove that a person has Alzheimer’s disease. However, a skilled physician can conduct a comprehensive evaluation and make the diagnosis with more than 90 percent accuracy.
Alzheimer’s disease actually starts to develop before symptoms become apparent. The plaques and tangles most likely exist within the brain for

1. What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

Just about everyone experiences some memory lapses as they age. You may forget the name of someone you just met or not remember where you parked the car. Most memory slips like this can be overcome with memory tricks or by being more organized (such as always putting your glasses

The Many Faces of Dementia

Dementia—changes in memory, thinking and behavior that interfere with daily activities—is among the most feared of health problems associated with aging. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia, affecting up to 5 million Americans. However, as many as 50 percent of cases of dementia are associated with

Testing for Alzheimer’s Disease: What to Expect

Three questions women frequently ask about Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are:

1) What are the early symptoms?

2) How do I know if the symptoms are Alzheimer’s rather normal, age-related memory loss?

3) What should I do about it?

“We all forget things, and it’s important to keep in mind that some degree of forgetting

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