My mom took a cognitive test a couple of weeks ago. Her Neurologist said she has "mild dementia" He put her on a drug that is used to slow down Alzheimer's and dementia. (Aricept)
She had apt. with her cardiologist last week. He was asking what meds she was taking. She mentioned the Arcept. He said.."So..you have Alzheimers?" She (and my sister) said "no" The Neurologist said it's mild dementia.
The cardiologist said.."That's the same thing" "You have alzheimers!"
My sister and I don't know who to believe. I'm thinking that the Neurologits is the one that tested her. He said "no not Alzheimers..just the same meds" The cardiologist said.."Dementia and Alzheimer's and dementia is the same"
WHO DO WE BELIEVE? Thanks for any help. We are confused.