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Many people confuse Alzheimer’s disease with Dementia. So what’s the difference?
Alzheimer’s is a disease……. Dementia is a group of symptoms that include loss of memory, thinking, and reasoning skills.
Dementia however isn’t always caused by Alzheimer’s disease! It can result from other conditions as well. Although some memory changes may be age-related, memory problems that interfere with daily life are not.
Common early signs of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias include:
Memory loss. Tend to forget recent experiences or important dates or events, although older memories remain unaffected.
Repetition. Repeat stories, sometimes word for word. Keep asking the same questions, no matter how many times they’re answered.
Language problems. Have profound problems remembering even basic words. Their way of speaking may become contorted and hard to follow.
Personality changes Sudden mood swings. Become emotional – upset or angry – for no particular reason. Withdrawn or stop doing things they usually enjoy. Uncharacteristically suspicious of family and friends.
Disorientation and confusion May get lost in places they know very well, like their own neighbourhoods. Trouble completing basic and familiar tasks, like cooking dinner or shaving.
Lack of hygiene. The most obvious sign of Alzheimer’s disease in some people is they change from dressing smartly every day of their lives to starting to wearing stained clothing or stop bathing.
Odd behavior. Prone to placing objects in odd and wholly inappropriate places. Like putting a toothbrush in the fridge or milk in the cabinet under the sink.