Senior Assisted Living Blog

Grab Spring Arbor Living's RSS feed! -- RSS

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.

Get e-mail notifications of new blog posts! Enter email address below.

Delivered by FeedBurner

Recent Posts


memory health Dollars and Sense May Be Signs of Alzheimer’s memory care facilities, Richmond, Va assisted living residence assisted living communities alzheimer's patients and holidays Alzheimer's and sleep obese in middle age dementia patients, Va, TN, SC, NC cognitive problems mild cognitive impairment, SC, NC, VA, TN preparing for Alzheimer's care, VA, TN, SC, NC Alzheimer's care homes, NC, VA, TN dementia study signs adults need to stop driving residential care, NC, VA antioxidants increase cognitive reserve assisted living homes, Richmond risk factors for Alzheimer's disease eating of Omega-3s stop Alzheimer's disease, VA, TN, SC, NC escercise and memory irreversible brain loss, SC, NC, VA, TN keep your mind healthy assisted care facility, Richmond dietary supplements tips for Alzheimer's caregivers Alzheimers care options Video game therapy for dementia alzheimer's patients brain activities prevent Alzheimer's alzhheimer's Alzheimer's progression senior assisted living, Greensboro, NC Alzheimer's diagnosis choosing assisted living facilities caring for Alzheimer's patients, Va, TN, SC, NC reduce Alzheimer's risk memory care communities, Richmond, VA adult children brain plaque behavioral symptoms of Alzheimer's, VA, TN, SC, NC cognitive difficulties difference between dementia and Alzheimer's disease, NC, VA senior care, Midlothian, VA difference between assisted living and nursing homes Assisted Living Senior Prescription Diets causes for Alzheimer's disease dementia patients assisted living homes, Richmond, Va memory care communities young people with alzheimer's Engaging with Dementia Pateints has Benefits dementia care, Apex NC assisted living care activities for alzheimer's patients brain scans Alzheimer's caregiver, NC, VA, TN memory care facility cognitive ability assisted living community, Greensboro, NC diagnosed with alzheimer's, NC, VA, TN extend brain health Alzheimer's caregivers, VA, TN, SC, NC assisted living senior living health tips spring arbor living va nc md SC TN elderly parents healthier brain, NC, VA assisted living communities, Greensboro, NC Alzheimers care facility how to avoid dementia, SC, NC, VA, TN risk of dementia, NC, VA, TN starting the conversation about assisted living alzheimer's care givers Alzheimer's disease, Greensboro, NC questions to ask when considering assisted living memory care foods that slow the aging process Omega-3s lower risk of Alzheimer's Alzheimer's risk dementia prevention tips loved ones suffering from dementia, VA Spring Arbor Living Fun Senior Games signs of dememtia what are signs of Alzheimer's dementia care, NC, VA, TN younger onset dementia Alzheimer's caregiver holiday tips, NC, VA, TN alzheimer's patient symptoms of Alzheimer's disease brain exercise Alzheimer's medications preventing Alzheimer's Pat Summitt levels of alzheimer's care mentally active stages of Alzheimer's, NC, VA omega 3s CTE memory difficulties assisted living facilities in Richmond, VA interacting with alzheimer's Spring Arbor Living Senior Health Farmers Markets impaired memory overwieght and the brain Forget Memory Anne Davis Basting Tips for Dementia care early onset Alzheimer's disease funding assisted living Souvenaid assisted living homes, Greensboro, NC Alzheimer and Dementia Victim Identity Theft On The Rise buying long term care insurance Alzheimer's care boooks, VA, TN, SC, NC searching for assisted living a parent with Alzheimer’s disease memory care needs, Richmond, VA residential care facility, NC, VA Alzheimer's care, NC, VA Johns Hokins how to care for Alzheimer's patients Alzheimer's symptoms, Nc, VA confusion spring arbor living health education strategies to improve memory assisted living vs nursing homes, Richmond caregiving for alzheimers and dementia patients questions to ask assisted living facilities, Richmond, Va treatment for alzheimer's disease patience risk of Alzheimer's Spring Arbor Livng Outer Banks Alzheimer's Care Cottage Grand Opening nursing homes what to consider for assisted living spring arbor living alzheimer's patient housing options taking care of parents questions to ask about Alzheimer's brain shrinkage spring arbor fitness cognitive symptoms of Lewy body dementia new guidelines for Alzheimer's disease Mother's day for assisted living senior assisted living communities, Greensboro, NC healthy diet for brain health Alzheimer's care assisted living center facility amenities winchester VA outer banks NC Alzheimer's care homes, VA, TN, SC, NC caring for Alzheimer's patients, SC, NC, TN, VA causes of dementia hippocampus alzheime's care stress and Alzheimer's assisted living facility caregivers for Alzheimer's patients what to look for in assisted living dementia care dementia care, NC, VA type II diabetes insurance and Alzheimer's care Spring Arbor Experience Includes Senior Social Networking Alzheimer's disease and dementia symptoms of dementia how to hold off cognitive decline dementia health crisis geriatric care manager middle aged child caretakers mom with memory impairment future need for assisted living Senior Health and Living Alzheimer's what to look for, VA, TN, SC, NC memory alzheimer's prevention tips cognitive decline, SC, NC, VA, TN improved memory Spring Arbor Assisted Living Alzheimer's care hearing loss prevention questions to ask assisted living homes, Greensboro, NC memory study preventing Alzheimer's disease what to ask an assisted living facility caregiving choosing an Alzheimer's homes, VA, TN, SC, NC dementing disease brain health and being overweight memory impairment Walking Is A Good Exercise And Has Great Benefits For Elderly spring arbor assisted living alzheimer dementia care tracking bracelets VA NC SC TN mental decline symptoms of Alzheimer's benefits of Omega-3s assisted living homes, SC, NC, VA, TN memery problems stop alzheimer's risk of cognitive decline, SC, NC, VA, TN community amenity alzheimers care information on assisted living brain care, NC, VA memory care, Midlothian, VA caregiver stress tornado safety senior care homes, Greensboro, NC Alzheimers caregivers, Richmond, VA vitamin e dementia, SC, NC, VA, TN Medicare, Medicaid and assisted living Alzheimer's care facility, NC, VA spring arbor and the oaks assisted living, NC, VA, TN dementia cases residences for aging parents, SC, NC, VA, TN parkinsons disease Alzheimer's care, NC, VA, TN insurance and Alzheimer's, Va, TN, SC, NC diagnose Alzheimer's disease ways to stop Alzheimer's disease, VA, TN, SC, NC Richmond memory care program cognitive decline strength training exercises Spring Arbor Living Senior Health Headaches disease day to day Alzheimer's care Alzheimer's patients, SC, NC, TN, VA assisted living, Richmond, VA custom care plans, NC, VA still giving kisses tests to diagnose Alzheimer's disease drugs for Alzheimer's levels of care spring arbor living va nc sc tn types of dementia aging parents mom or dad needs senior care overweight in middle age treating Alzheimer's preserve mental ability Spring Arbor Living Salisbury Memorial Day Families of the Wounded assisted living facilities, Richmond medicine that causes memory problems psychotic behavior early signs of Alzheimer's senior housing, Richmond, VA resident activities living with Alzheimer's disease declining memory skills dementia and Alzheimer's, Richmond, VA visiting an aging relative Alzheimer's and dementia care Adding Associations To Strengthen the Mind slow the aging process Alzheimer's disease, NC, VA assisted living, Richmond adult care Alzheimer's, NC, VA custom alzheimer's dementia care treatement assisted living centers NC VA SC TN assited living facilities alzheimers care VA TN NC MD DC SC memory care, NC, VA, TN prevent memory loss Pat Summit alzheimer's risk factors head trauma memory tips alzheimer's diagnosis, NC, VA, TN moving away from their home advanced Alzheimer's symptoms of memory loss Spring Arbor Veterans dementia care, Richmond, VA early onset dementia demented exercising your brain care homes assisted living MCI dementia and driving quality memory care spring arbor living services timeslips alzheimer's care dementia brain trauma elderly care diagnosed with alzheimer's disease, NC, VA, TN motivation Alzheimer’s disease fall prevention assisted Senior Health and Living Motion Sickness visiting alzheimer's patients during holidays alzheime's disease power of attorney, NC, VA, TN assisted living facilities, Richmond, Va residential care facility Alzheimer's prevention keeping a healthy memory care plan Alzheimer's cure dementia care, SC, NC, VA, TN dementia, NC, VA, TN thinking and reasoning problems questions to ask assisted living residences, Greensboro, NC Alzheimer's care Richmond caregivers moving parents from their home memory problems memory tests Spring Arbor - VA, NC, TN good assisted living facilities Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month tips on finding assisted living facilities free radicals older adults dementia related illnesses, VA improve memory assisted living for an aging parent memory and cognitive decline assisted living homes depression and alzheimer's healthy brain aging Sleep Troubles Give Tai-Chi A Shot! assisted living residences, Richmond, Va Spring Arbor’s New Winchester Virginia’s Community Continues On Schedule for opening in September prevent alzheimer's disease visiting an assisted living facility diagnosing Alzheimer's online shared environmental risks Senior living care, Apex NC Senior moment, mild cognitive impairment, or dementia male caregivers short term memory loss dementia treatment green tea dememntia, NC, VA caregivers for Lewy Body Dementia obese and the brain assisted living facilities fight Alzheimer's, NC, VA Spring Arbor Living Fathers Day activities that prevent alzheimer's disease memory enhancers Spring Arbor, NC, VA prevent brain decline healthy brain Alzheimer's care during the holidays, NC, VA, TN dementia care, Greensboro, NC Alzheimer's disease alzheimer's alzheimers memory care services raleigh durham greater rist for dementia memory and language problems Alzheimer's patients, Nc, VA senior moments, memory loss, alzhiemers cognitive function tips for caregiver stress Alzheimer's symptoms alzheimer's study music therapy for alzheimer's care care needs questionable dementia caring for Alzheimer's patients balance exercises Alzheimer's patients, SC, NC, VA, TN mental ability visiting seniors in assisted living, Richmond, VA nutrition and alzheimer's insulin and alzheimer's benefits of assisted living sense of loss caregiving for alzheimers patients tips for visiting alzheimers patients HHHUNT Are Dementia And Alzheimer's the same assisted living facilities, VA assisted living facilities, Greensboro, NC physical health caring for loved one with Alzheimer's disease Alzheimer's patient care assisted living residences, Richmond Parkinson's care veteran's benefits and Alzheimer's symptoms of Alzheimer's and dementia Alzheimer's care, VA, TN, SC, NC signs of Alzheimer's chronic cardiovascular disease how to find an Alzheimer's care facility levels of senior care, Greensboro, NC dementia diagnosis, health alert Spring Arbor Living Care Tips For Cargivers long term care for older adults, Richmond, VA Chronic traumatic encephalopathy immunotherapy dementia prevention Alzheimer's caregiving, VA, TN, SC, NC assisted living communities, Richmond, Va caring for alzheimer's patients, SC, NC, VA, TN new openings Alzeimer's Early Detection Symptoms champagne and Alzheimer's disease music therapy Alzheimer's boooks, VA, TN, SC, NC north carolina assisted living center ginkgo biloba dementia care unit what causes Alzheimer's disease Alzheimer's caregivers, NC, VA, TN music quality memory care communities informal care givers assisted living alzheimers dementia care VA NC TN retinal abnormalities when to move an alzheimer's patient National Volunteer Week Extended to Spring Arbor Volunteer Month aging and memory loss lifestyle risk factors walking Spring Arbor, SC, NC, VA, TN younger onset Alzheimer's disease a loved one with Alzheimer’s assisted living residences Richmond how to plan for long term care alzheimer's care, Apex NC keep your mind sharp concerned about dementia alzheimer's patients and the holidays, Greensboro, NC alzheimer's senior assisted living center activities VA NC SC TN NorthCarolinians alzheimer's care facilities Grief assisted living facility, Richmond long term care assisted living residences seniors driving parkinson's disease aging care facility treat Alzheimer's disease communicatitng with Alzheimer's patients visiting alzheimers patients memory and aging brain longevity choosing assisted living facilities for parents age related memory lapses memory loss, SC, NC, VA, TN senior assisted living facilities, Greensboro, NC holidays and Alzheimer's diagnosing dementia, assisted living custom care plans, Richmond adults with dementia senior living community, Midlothian, VA cognitive training aging brain finding assisted living facilities assisted living community Alzheimer's disease, VA, TN, SC, NC how to avoid Alzheimer's, SC, NC, VA, TN fitness depression and alzheimers caring for someone with Alzheimer's Alzheimer's care center cognitive functioning APP spring arbor senior living connections leesburg physiotherapist Spring Arbor Living Health Tips Vitamin D Alzheimer's treatment neuropsychiatric symptoms dementia alzheimer's care facility Alzheimer's dementia assisted living caregivers VA NC SC TN advantages of assisted living wellness center care options, SC, NC, VA, TN prevent dementia Alzheimer's cargivers, NC, VA, TN Alzheimer's patients, VA, TN, SC, NC need for care most common housing options Alzheimer’s care assisted living tax personal finance considerations senior care, Richmond memory decline senior communities questions to ask aging parents Music Therapy is A Key to Unlocking Memories, memory loss maintain cognitive skills dementia sufferers, Richmond, VA hold off dementia brain health and being obese Tumeric learning and memory moving elderly parents living with demenia, Greensboro, NC conversation with elderly parents aging, NC, VA facts about Alzheimer's disease warning signs of Alzheimer's advanced Alzheimer's disease long-term care facilities, SC, NC, VA, TN Spring Arbor Living Dad Fireworks NFL Combine age related memory loss Alzheimer's residential care homes, VA, TN, SC, NC Johns Hopkins looking for assisted living, Greensboro, NC FAQ assisted living, Richmond Alzheimer's and retirement, Va, TN, SC, NC spring arbor living nutrition vitamin D assisted living, SC, NC, VA, TN new tests to diagnose Alzheimer's disease dementia planning for long term care assisted living residences, SC, NC, VA, TN brain atrophy senior care NC, VA, TN assisted living,Richmond, Va Meditation Can Help The Elderly dementia alzheimer's care treatment assisted living spring arbor how to diagnose Alzheimer's disease spring arbor living activities bird watching birding memory deterioration caregiver senior housing options Alzheimer's stydy warning signs of Alzheimer's, Richmond, VA alzheimers LBD fitness center Alzheimer's and dementia help your memory Alzheimer's cargiving cognitive changes, Richmond, VA Spring Arbor Residential Assisted Living assisted living facilities, NC, VA, TN brussels sprouts aid in maintaining short term memory paying for assisted living spouse with demetia assisted living services, Richmond Alzheimer's care FAQ, VA, TN, SC, NC Alzheimer's care Richmond, VA senior finances, NC, VA, TN dementia, VA, TN, SC, NC alzheimer's assisted living facility for memory care housing options for seniors blueberries Alzheimers care, Richmond, VA planning for Alzheimer's dementia care, Richmond assisted living facility, Midlothian, VA alzheimer's caregivers tips for Alzheimer's caregiveres alzheimer's behavior Alzheimer's disease, NC, VA, TN long term care for older people, Richmond, VA Alzheimer's benefits Alzheimer's prevention, SC, NC, VA, TN food that stops Alzheimer's disease, VA, TN, SC, NC Potassium Is Important For Elderly care programs ealry onset Alzheimer's, Va, TN, SC, NC custodial care for Alzheimer's patients brain care Spring Arbor Living Sponsoring Wine Fest, Virginia gardening neurology Alzheimer's care facility, VA, TN, SC, NC signs of Alzheimer's, Richmond, VA tests for Alzheimer's disease, NC, VA causes of alzheimer's brain exercises cure for Alzheimer's residential care community memory care community help for alzheimer's caregivers drugs that cause memory problems abdominal fat need long term care alzheimer's patienrs cognitive loss senior living community in Midlothian, VA resident care delay alzheimer's Curcumin resident amenities memory care, Richmond, Va tips for caregivers signs of Alzheimer's disease, Greensboro, NC assisted care, Richmond theanine reduce risk of Alzheimer's disease Dr. Small spring arbor living elderly health tips Alzheimer's care options long term care NC, VA, TN dementia and Alzheimer's forgetfulness cognitive health spring arbor assisted living causes of alzheimers puzzles and crosswords community Alzheimer's disease, SC, NC, VA, TN assisted living communities Richmond mild cognitive impairment assisted living fscilities, SC, NC, VA, TN alzheime's care, SC, NC, TN, VA Alzheimer's and dementia, VA, TN, SC, NC alzheime's caregivers Alzheimers disease, Richmond, VA senior living dementia patients and the holidays, Greensboro, NC spousal caregivers veteran affairs va benefits spring arbor assisted living VA NC SC TN assisted living communities, Richmond Alzheimer's caregiveres, VA, TN, SC, NC tornado safety tips caring for someone with Alzheimer’s Alzheimer's care, SC, NC, VA, TN Richmond memory care results of brain trauma Alzheimer's caregiving, NC, VA, TN assisted living residences, Greensboro, NC cause of dememntia, NC, VA Alzheimers caregivers boost memory memory loss dementias new guidelines for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease managed care facility diet and memory senior living facilities Spring Arbor Living National Anthem Verses questions to ask assisted living facilities, Greensboro, NC hearing loss Alzheimer's, VA, TN, SC, NC senior moments music helps the brain Alzheimer's patients dietary supplements that prevent dementia atrial fibrillation brain health encouraging aging parents to move brain teasers custom care plans custom care plan household work memory lapses gene mutation Alzheimer’s helping aging parents to move Spring Arbor - VA, NC, TN, SC cognitive abilities dementia diagnosis, Va, TN, SC, NC Alzheimer's caregiving long term care options good assisted living community short term memory protect the brain symptoms of Alzheimer's, VA, TN, SC, NC genes benefits of assisted living, Richmond mental health ALFA medication for alzheimer's warning signs of Alzheimer's disease getting finances in order, NC, VA, TN alzheimer's and the holidays, Greensboro, NC elderly caregivers driving with Alzheimer's disease need for assisted living sleep and Alzheimer's disease Googling On The Internet Can Help Fight Dementia dementia crisis memory care in Greensboro, NC most common signs of alzheimers apple juice medicare and Alzheimer's disease hearing aids assisted living, Greensboro, NC homes for aging parents, SC, NC, VA, TN mild cognitive impairment, SC, NC, TN, VA physical ailments Alzheimer's disease Richmond, VA Medicaid and Alzheimer's memory skills Alzheimer's care facilities, VA, TN, SC, NC alzheimer's care diagnosing Alzheimer's Antipsychotic medication support alzheimers education diet good for memory assisted living benefits, Richmond plaque buildup care options does insurance cover Alzheimer's care decline in memory, SC, NC, VA, TN signs of alzheimers alzheimer's caring for loved one cognitive impairment Alzheimer's symptoms, SC, NC, VA, TN North Carolina Alliance for Alzheimer’s Care treating Alzheimer's Disease long term memory loss dementia, Richmond, VA nutritional health, asssited living, spring arbor living reading caregivers, SC, NC, VA, TN A Fun Pastime That Never Gets Old Alzheimer's, NC, VA, TN Johs Hopkins assisted living, Virginia Museum of Fine Art traveling exhibit caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease senoir housing alzheime's spring arbor assisted living location schedules Alzheimer's and memory care risk of dementia crafts and activities protectiing your brain alzheimer's and other dementias, NC, VA, TN va, tn, nc, sc, ga prevent Alzheimer's disease, NC, VA, TN senior living communities Alzheimer's care home, VA, TN, SC, NC the oaks food that stop Alzheimer's disease, VA, TN, SC, NC Alzheimer's study, NC, VA assisted living facility for memory care finding assisted living residences spring arbor assisted living communitiesfacility staff custodial care for Alzheimer's memory disorders moving alzheimer's patients assisted living home irregular heartbeat Alzheimer's caregivers, SC, NC, VA, TN managing Alzheimer's disease caring for people with Alzheimer's, SC, NC, TN, VA cognitive reserve virginia types of Dementia senior care risk factors for Alzheimer's tips on choosing assisted living facilities memory care home foods to prevent alzheimer's disease assisted living facility, Greensboro, NC Lewy body dementia care givers slow down aging