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Are Dementia And Alzheimer's the same

- Monday, July 26, 2010

Dementia And Alzheimer's: Are They The Same?

There are two terrible afflictions that are increasingly affecting our society today, and constantly in the media: dementia and Alzheimer's. While these two conditions are an unfortunate occurrence, there is help out there. And doctors and researchers are working hard to try and find a cure. But we can all be thankful that there are places like Spring Arbor Living that care enough to help the elderly with these afflictions and do what they can for their families.

While both dementia and Alzheimer's are similar in nature they are not exactly the same. What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's? Well, dementia is a syndrome, a collection of possible symptoms a person has. For instance if you have 3 out of 9 symptoms, you could have Dementia. The variation of possible symptoms is huge and that is one reason why no person with dementia is alike.

The main difference between dementia and Alzheimer's is the fact that Alzheimer's is a disease. The disease targets your brain and will cause damage to the brain. The damage caused to the brain will be shown as memory loss, verbal speech problems, behavioral problems and other symptoms. These symptoms will over time qualify for a diagnosis of Dementia. At Spring Arbor we take this into special consideration. We know that each individual is different and we can adhere to those special needs.



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