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Differences between senile dementia and altzheimers disease?

Differences between senile dementia and altzheimers disease?

They are the same: It used to be thought that alzheimers only happened to young people-what we now call early onset alzheimers dementia. It was also thought that getting senile happened to all older adults. We now know senility and dementia are not normal aging. ...Read more

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Pillow Between Legs (Definition)

In the second and third trimesters, your baby's growth may add pressure to your uterus and pelvis. Your elevated estrogen levels also cause your ligaments to loosen. This can lead to cramps and back pain. For sleeping, try laying on your side with your knees bent and a pillow placed in between them. Place another pillow under your abdomen. This should help to lessen ...Read more


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What's the difference between Alzheimer's and vascular dementia?

What's the difference between Alzheimer's and vascular dementia?

Pathogenesis: Alzheimer's disease is a progressive neuro-degenrative disorder. Vascular dementias are the result of multiple infarcts in the brain due to diseases of blood vessels. ...Read more

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What's the difference between senility, Alzheimer's and dementia?

What's the difference between senility, Alzheimer's and dementia?

Good question: Dementia is a general term to indicate loss of cognitive function due to a progressive disorder, and includes many diseases, including alzheimer's which is the most common cause of dementia. Senility supposedly refers to cognitive changes of aging, but is a corrupt term, as 50% of the elderly have relatively normal intellect by the age of 85. ...Read more

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What's the difference between Alzheimer's and senile dementia?

What's the difference between Alzheimer's and senile dementia?

"senile" = outdated: The term "senile" was used in older classification systems and is no longer valid. It implies old age, cognitive impairment, and is very nonspecific. The appropriate descriptive terms for dementia should be the etiology (alzheimer's, vascular, picks, lewy body, and others). ...Read more

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What are the differences between vascular dementia and alzheimer's disease?

What are the differences between vascular dementia and alzheimer's disease?

The course of illnes: Is one of the major differences. Vascular dementia shows a stepwise loss of memory and function, while alzheimer's course is slowly progressive. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between vascular dementia and alzheimer's disease?

What is the main difference  between vascular dementia and alzheimer's disease?

The course: Vascular dementia may be caused by small strokes from which the person may partially recover. So the course of vascular dementia is like a staircase. Alzheimer's disease is usually more gradual progression of dementia although people may have good and bad days. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between presenile and senile dementia and altzheimers disease?

Dementia: Is a general term for memory loss. Presenile simply means a dementia that occurred before expected. Senile means dementia that has occurred at a "more appropriate" age. Alzheimer's is a particular type of dementia. ...Read more

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What's the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's disease?

What's the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's disease?

Alz =1 type dementia: The term 'dementia' describes a set of symptoms which include loss of memory, mood changes, and problems with communication and reasoning. These symptoms may occur when the brain is damaged by certain diseases. Alzheimer’s is the most common (but not the only) cause of dementia. ...Read more

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What's the difference between alzheimer's and dementia?

What's the difference between alzheimer's and dementia?

Same many times: Dementia is a syndrome with symptoms of memory loss and progressive decline in functioning. It is of many types, the most common type is alzheimer's dementia, cause here is unknown, the next common is multi infarct dementia usually seen in patients who have multiple strokes. ...Read more

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Difference between stroke and vasculitis?

Difference between stroke and vasculitis?

Cause and effect: Vasculitis, an inflammation of blood vessels, can be a cause of stroke (death of brain tissue). ...Read more

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How do you distinguish between vascular dementia and alzheimers?

How do you distinguish between vascular dementia and alzheimers?

Not easy: Clinically, alzheimer's tends to be a smooth decline over time, while vascular dementia declines in steps, as small regions of the brain lose function. Neuropsychological testing may lend evidence for, but not prove, one cause or the other. A definitive diagnosis can only be made by brain biopsy (which is rarely done), or at autopsy. ...Read more

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What is the difference between presenile dementia and regular dementia?

Terminology: A difference in terminology... Presenile dementia referred to a dementia with onset prior to 60-> 65 yrs of age, whereas in dementia the onset was later than 65 years. The etiology of the dementia could be the same, that being a dementia of the alzheimer type, pick's disease, lewy body dementia, vascular dementia or mixed type. Some can be diagnosed by symptoms and imaging, tissue is gold standard. ...Read more

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Alzheimers versus Parkinson's disease, what's the difference?

Alzheimers versus Parkinson's disease, what's the difference?

Not associated: Both are disorders of "misfolded proteins" which deposit in the brain affecting specific nerve cell populations. The signs and symptoms are very different, such as tremors, gait imbalance, stiffness of parkinson's. The dementias are very different and treatments vary from case to case. It is rare, . ...Read more

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What is the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia with Lewy bodies?

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What is the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia with Lewy bodies?

Hallucinations etc: Both Alzheimer's disease (AD) & dementia w/Lewy bodies (DLB) are different types of dementia w/memory loss in common. DLB presents w/hallucinations earlier in its course compared to AD. DLB also has Parkinsonian features such as tremors & stiffness early on while Parkinson's disease presents in reverse. Check out http://www.alz.org/health-care-professionals/differential-diagnosis-lewy-bodies.asp ...Read more

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What's the difference between Alzheimer's and other dementia?

Pathogenesis: Different dementias have different types of mechanisms that cause damage to the brain. Alzheimer's is a degenerative disease. Vascular dementia is due to small strokes. Vitamin deficiency is treatable cause if dementia, as are some other metabolic issue, e.g., thyroid disease. Other dementias have different pathologic processes. ...Read more

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Is vascular dementia hereditary?

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Vascular Dementia: Major risk factors are advancing age, with cardiovascular problems, cholesterol, sugar problems, smoking & alcohol. ...Read more

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Is vascular dementia and alzheimer's the same disease?

No: Vascular dementia is due to multiple infarcts of the brain from abnormalities in blood vessels. Alzheimer's is a degenerative neurologic disease with plaques and abnormal protein deposition. ...Read more

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Alzheimer's or vascular dementia, how to tell the difference?

Alzheimer's or vascular dementia, how to tell the difference?

Good question: The answer is too complex for a quickie but ad is a slower but definite progression until death. Vd is often sudden (stroke) but if no further strokes occur, may not progress or plateaus between. Many more differences covered well here: http://www.Alzheimers.Org.Uk/site/scripts/documents_info.Php?Documentid=133 best! ...Read more

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What are the differences between schizophrenia, alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease?

What are the differences between schizophrenia, alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease?

Symptoms can overlap: These are 3 different illnesses without known linkages but all effect brain functioning. If you have one of these illnesses you could have symptoms suggestive of the others. ...Read more

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Vascular System (Definition)

The vascular system performs circulation of blood throughout the body. It consists of the arteries and veins that run everywhere including the head, neck, chest, abdomen and all 4 extremities. The heart might also be included as it is the pump that circulates the blood thru the vascular system. The lymphatics of the body are also considered a third part ...Read more


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Vascular Disease (Definition)

The vascular system is made up with 3 components, arteries, veins, and lymph channels. The most common description of vascular disease is usually associated with arterial insufficiency, also known as PAD. This usually is more of an issue as people age, who also have associated medical conditions to include diabetes, hypertension, heart ...Read more