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What Is the Difference between Dementia and Alzheimer’s?

If you or a loved one experiences age-related memory changes, it is easy to panic and fear the worst – Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is now the number three cause of death in the US, after heart disease and cancer. As the so-called Baby Boomers all start to reach 50 to 70 years of age, the […]

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What Are the Stages of Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia which gets progressively worse. It usually begins with short-term memory loss which doesn’t appear on the surface to be very problematic. Since even those without Alzheimer’s or some other form of dementia often have memory slipups, it usually isn’t until the condition gets worse that this mental health problem […]

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Are Dementia and Alzheimer’s Hereditary?

Alzheimer’s disease is one of many forms of dementia. Dementia is a general syndrome which includes Alzheimer’s and other similar symptomatic conditions. Vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), mixed dementia and Parkinson’s disease are other conditions which cause symptoms sometimes similar to Alzheimer’s. While there are tens of millions of people around the world […]

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Is There a Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

Alzheimer’s and dementia are two crippling mental health conditions no one wants to see a loved one go through. Both have unique symptoms, and also cause similar problems. The words are sometimes used interchangeably, and though dementia and Alzheimer’s have a causal relationship, they are definitely two separate issues. Dementia Is a Blanket Term Dementia […]

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What Is Vascular Dementia?

If a person is diagnosed with vascular dementia (VD), this means their brain has been damaged due to a lack of blood supply. The lack of blood supply in the brain may be caused by either a blocked vessel or a narrowed one. When there isn’t enough blood supply, the brain is deprived of oxygen […]

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