What is the Difference between Alzheimer’s and Dementia?
According to alzheimers.net, when a senior is diagnosed with dementia, it can include a very broad range of symptoms. It is a type of confusion but is a very general term. Dementia can be caused by many diseases and conditions including reversible conditions such as a drug interaction or vitamin deficiency. Alzheimer’s is one specific disease which accounts for about 50-70% of dementia cases. Alzheimer’s is incurable at the current time.
The first step is to diagnose the patient with a doctor so the correct cause can be found. Then the right treatment can be prescribed for the correct disease.
To deal with dementia on a daily basis, we suggest keeping the senior busy, giving them extra love and following as many routines as possible to eliminate confusion.To help with activities for keeping seniors busy, please take a look at our puzzles and games especially designed for those with alzheimers or dementia