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This section of DementiaGuide's website shares with you important information that we learn from our contacts and relationships with many stakeholders, in support associations, health services providers, research institutes, pharmaceutical companies and other groups that supply goods and services to persons with dementia and their care givers.

New knowledge and sharing of this knowledge to interested persons is an important feature of our website. There are many reputable sources for information concerning dementia. Our Community Section will highlight certain information and topics. We encourage you to create your own list of references and websites that meet your specific needs.

 

Difference between Dementia & Alzheimer'sSeptember 16, 2011

What is the Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer's?

Many people use the terms" Dementia" and "Alzheimer's" interchangeably, but the two terms do not mean the same thing. Dementia refers to a cluster of symptoms, while Alzheimer's refers to a specific medical disease exhibiting many of the symptoms of Dementia. Some people who exhibit symptoms of dementia may be diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, but others will be diagnos ... read more
Vascular DementiaJanuary 27, 2010

Vascular Dementia

Vascular dementia (also commonly referred to as: Multi-infarct dementia (MID)), is the second most common type of dementia, accounting for 20 - 30 percent of all cases (Alzheimer's Disease International, 2009 World Report). Vascular dementia, which is slightly more common in men than women, most typically occurs between the ages of 60 and 75.

Vascular dementia results from the damage to the brain that is caused by low bloo ... read more

Alzheimer's Dementia: The Most Common TypeDecember 21, 2009

Alzheimer's Disease: The Most Common Type of Dementia

Know The Difference

Dementia is often mischaracterized as Alzheimer's disease, and for good reason: the most common form of dementia iis indeedAlzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's disease is characterized by an influx of brain lesions that promote brain cell destruction. Nerve cells die off and the affected areas of the brain shrink and essential ... read more

Recognizing the Early Signs of DementiaDecember 16, 2009

Recognizing the Early Signs of Dementia

A list of symptoms often associated with the early signs of dementia

Recognizing the early signs of dementia can be difficult as many of them can also be attributed to normal aging, stress or depression. It's important to be aware of the early signs of dementia as it can be a monumental help for early diagnosis and treatment. Here's a list of symptoms that are oft ... read more

Differences in symptoms between different types of dementiasDecember 16, 2009

Differentiating Different Types of Dementia Symptoms

Identifying unique symptoms that correlate with common types of dementia

There are many conditions that can cause dementia. These underlying conditions are also referred to as types of dementia. The three most common types are Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, and Lewy body dementia.

Dementia symptoms that generally oc ... read more
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