Request More Information

Spring Arbor of Albermarle
Spring Arbor of Greensboro
Spring Arbor of Greenville
Spring Arbor of Hendersonville
Spring Arbor of Hendersonville West
Spring Arbor of Kinston
Spring Arbor of Outer Banks
Spring Arbor of Raleigh
Spring Arbor of Rocky Mount
Spring Arbor of Thomasville
Spring Arbor of Wilmington
Spring Arbor of Wilson
Spring Arbor of Fredericksburg
Spring Arbor of Leesburg
Spring Arbor of Richmond
Spring Arbor of Salisbury
Spring Arbor of Williamsburg
Spring Arbor of Winchester
Spring Arbor of Severna Park

Captcha Image

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


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