Distinguishing Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

In this video from Trinity College Dublin shared in February 2014, the importance of distinguishing between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is discussed.

A study has found that running could help prevent dementia by improving memory through muscle factor. 

The film explains that dementia can be caused by a myriad of things, including Lewy body disease, brain infections, medications, vitamin deficiencies, Parkinson’s disease, thyroid problems, and that Alzheimer’s disease is another form of dementia.

It is important to discover the root cause of dementia because some of the causes can be treated–such as those due to medications, infections and vitamin deficiencies–which could reverse the dementia. Whereas dementia-causing diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s cannot be reversed.

Online games seen to help improve memory skills and reasoning in adults. Find out more.

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