‘Alzheimer’s’ and ‘Dementia’ Are Not Interchangeable
Dear Carol: Are the words Alzheimer’s and dementia interchangeable? I don’t think they are, but I can’t explain the difference to my mom. Dad’s 87 and still has a decent memory, but he makes poor decisions and worse, he sometimes hallucinates. The doctor says that these symptoms without memory loss are more typical of Lewy body than Alzheimer’s but considering his age, there could be a mixture of causes including Alzheimer’s and/or vascular dementia. Can you clarify this for us non-scientists? Thank you! – KJ
Dear KJ: Dementia is hard on the whole family, so looking for support early is a good idea. Since Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia symptoms, people often use the words interchangeably. Here’s a brief explainer…
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