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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 alzeimers and dementia?

Alzheimer: Alzheimer is one type of dementia where cognitive deficits are not directly caused by identifyable organic etiology. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between dementia and alzheimers?

I want to know what is the difference between dementia and alzheimers?

Dementia is 1 kind: Most of the time when people say dementia, they mean alzheimer's. There are other less common forms of dementia. There is one that can happen from small strokes called vascular dementia. Another has memory issues, hallucinations, and parkinsonism called lewy body dementia. There is a very unusual one called frontotemporal dementia, and there are dementias from other causes such as infection. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between dementia and alzheimer's disease?

I want to know what is the difference between dementia and alzheimer's disease?

AD is a dementia: Dementia describes a collection of brain symptoms including memory impairment, problems using or understanding words, loss of functioning and judgement and other symptoms. Alzheimers disease is the most common type of dementia, nearly 70% of those with dementia have alzheimers and age is the biggest risk factor. Other types of dementia include vascular, lewy body, alcoholic, and parkinsons. ...Read more

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Doctors, what is the difference between anomia/agnosia/dementia?

All found in AD.: Anomia is a problem with word finding and aphasia is a loss of ability to communicate which are all seen in progressive dementia such as Alzheimer's Disease.Aphasia therefore encompasses the anomia. ...Read more