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Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia – When Should I Be Concerned?

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The subject is frequently discussed. “Dementia” refers to a collection of symptoms (thinking memory, planning, memory, etc.) which affect the daily functioning. “Alzheimer’s disease” is one of the kinds of dementia. It affects the way you live your life. You can think of it as a general term that covers various types of dementia. The most prevalent one being Alzheimer’s disease. Certain causes of symptoms resembling dementia can be reversed, sure, you read it right! There are many factors that make someone feel as if they’re suffering from dementia that can be treated or reversed. Examples include thyroid issues and drug interactions, adverse effects, stress, deficiency in vitamins, lack of sleep as well as infections.

The causes of dementia that are irreparable include the types of dementia that are listed under the umbrella like Alzheimer’s disease or Lewy bodies. They are among the more commonly-cited forms, but there are many kinds of dementia.

You might be wondering, “When should I start thinking about dementia?” Find out now! There are ways you can act today to ensure your brain is healthy for the years to come.

Find the Brain


Test Brain Test is a no-cost service provided by ADRC.
 The test consists of three tests that assess how various areas of your brain function. It’ll take between 5 and 10 minutes. It’s not an instrument to diagnose however, it’s able to let you know if there’s something you’d like to speak to your doctor. Even if you’re not concerned about your memory it’s a good chance to establish a baseline. We suggest that those older than 55 should take a cognitive examination each year. If you discover something in the beginning it is possible to arrange for further treatment and ensure that your wishes are respected. Don’t wait until it’s to late!

Be aware
Our brain’s organ and as we get older, it alters.
 Expect certain changes, but you should be conscious of any changes that do not appear to be right for you. Participate in educational seminars or presentations on the early detection of symptoms of warning signs and ways to ensure your brain stays active and healthy. ADRC provides a variety of workshops, seminars and other events related to the brain and its health, as well as dementia. Learn more about opportunities offered in the magazine and through the Internet!

Be aware of your health


Look for your physical and mental health.
 Both of them can impact the health of our brains, particularly when we get older. Be physically active eating more vegetables and fruits and, try an interest you’ve never tried before, go to virtual classes and get social. Exercise, diet and social interaction have been proven to have positive effects on the brain’s health.

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