Category: Dementia

“Is it Alzheimer’s?”

If you have trouble finding words, you may be worried that this is early-stage Alzheimer’s. Not so! For guidance concerning Alzheimer’s (or even dementia generally) versus the normal forgetfulness of aging, check out our Aging Well Blog.

Parkinson’s Disease

In the U.S., over one million Americans suffer from Parkinson’s disease (approximately 10 million worldwide). Every year, 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s. The frequency and severity of this disease increases with age. An estimated four percent of people with Parkinson’s disease are diagnosed before the age of 50. Unfortunately, many of us do not …

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What is the Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease?​

Understanding the differences between Alzheimer’s and dementia can be confusing. The terms and definitions of these conditions are frequently thought to be interchangeable as patients, families and caregivers come to believe that one simply means the other. Doctors and other healthcare professionals have even been known to contribute to this confusion as they tend to …

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