People often think Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are interchangeable but that’s inaccurate. Although Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, not everyone who has dementia has Alzheimer’s disease.
This filmed shared by Sabina Brennan in 2014, explains that if a person shows signs of dementia, they will be assessed by a doctor to find out the cause of dementia and whether it’s due to Alzheimer’s or another disease which affects the brain such as Parkinson’s disease or Lewy body disease. In some cases, the dementia may be due to an infection, depression or even a vitamin deficiency and can be cured. It’s vital that the root of the dementia is discovered so that accurate medications and treatments can be administered.
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