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What is the difference between presenile dementia and regular dementia?

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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Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dementia (Definition)

Dementia is a condition characterized by loss of brain function, manifesting as deficits in memory, reasoning, and judgment, as well as changes in behavior. These deficits are beyond what is ...Read more


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What are the differences between presenile dementia, amnesia and delirium?

What are the differences between presenile dementia, amnesia and delirium?

Here it is: in all the conditions you listed memory is affected. delirium – often happens in elderly who developed a medical problem. Confusion and memory problems eventually will resolve. Amnesia – a general term to describe memory loss as a result of - - - usually, a head trauma, seizure etc. pre-senile dementia - is a type of permanent memory loss - like, Alzheimer's - started earlier than expected ...Read more

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What is presenile dementia?

What is presenile dementia?

Early onset dementia: Presenile dementia refers to dementia occurring in younger persons, usually age 65 or younger; since most cases are due to alzheimer's disease, the term is sometimes used as a synonym of dementia of the alzheimer type, early onset. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how presenile dementia compared with amnesia and delirium differ?

Can you please tell me how presenile dementia compared with amnesia and delirium differ?

Different focus: Presenile dementia is early memory and other higher cogn process loss. Amnesia is only memeory based losses(several types), and delerium is a clouding of all cogn processes, more confusion-like sx and typically more acute and often toxin/metabolic related-and is an emergency. ...Read more

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

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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I saw a term “pre-senile dementia”. What is that?

Old term: Not used that often anymore; used to refer to a person who developed dementia before 65, then felt to be the only form of alzheimer;s disease.... ...Read more

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What is the difference between delirium and dementia?

What is the difference between delirium and dementia?

Attention vs memory: Delirium also known as acute confusional state involves difficulty with brain functioning in the context of an acute medical or surgical condition. Attention deficits are the hallmark and other symptoms include hallucinations, confusion, memory impairments and other areas. Dementia involves memory problems, loss of functioning and other brain impairments. It is usually progressive and permanent. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the difference between delirium &dementia?

Please help! what is the difference between delirium &dementia?

Sxs: Delirium is an acute confusional state caused by many possible things...A waxing and waning level of consciousness is the hallmark of delirium.... ...Read more

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What is the difference between dementia and mania?

What is the difference between dementia and mania?

Difference: Dementia refers to brain degeneration, such as either Alzheimers (which involves plaques that build up in the brains cells and structures, or dementia because of restricted or otherwise disrupted blood flow to the brain. Mania refers to a neurotransmitter imbalance that markedly elevates mood, occasionally to the point of the sufferer becoming psychotic. ...Read more