WHATS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ALZHEIMER'S AND DEMENTIA
Dementia means the symptoms of deterioration of intellectual abilities resulting from an unspecified disease or disorder of the brain.The changes can affect thinking, memory and reasoning, and may occur gradually or quickly. Memory loss alone is not always a sign of dementia But memory loss with other form of cognitive impairment is an indicator that dementia is occuring.
Alzheimer's Disease is one disese that causes dementiaMany other illnesses or syndrome can also cause dementia like Parkinson's Disease, stroke or even dehydration. It's a brain disease which affect the area of the brain that contorl memory, logical thinking and personality. The brain become smaller, cavities within the brain containingfluid become enlarge.
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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 8/7/2007 5:49:05 AM (GMT-6)