Alzheimer's vs dementia
Did you know there is a difference between
Alzheimer's and dementia?
Dementia is the general name for a group of brain disorders that make it hard to remember, think clearly, make decisions, or even control your emotions. Alzheimer’s disease is one of those disorders, but there are more than 120 different types and causes of dementia.
Alzheimer's disease is a specific brain disease. It is marked by symptoms of dementia that gradually get worse over time. Alzheimer's disease first affects the part of the brain associated with learning, so early symptoms often include changes in memory, thinking, and reasoning skills. As the disease progresses, symptoms become more severe and include confusion, changes in behavior, and other challenges.
Warning Signs of dementia.
Memory Loss that disrupts daily life; Repetition - stories, words, etc.; Language problems - struggle to remember a word; Personality changes - sudden mood swings; Disorientation and confusion - lost in familiar surroundings; Lack of hygiene; Odd behavior - placing objects in odd and inappropriate places; Confusion with time or place.
Source: Web MD