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.

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Differences between senile dementia and altzheimers disease?

Category/type. "senile dementia" is the everyday expression for a class of disorders (dementias) that occur in the elderly population. Alzheimer's is a common type of dementia that typically occurs in elderly people. Read more...
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...

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

The etiology. Senile dementia is the term reserved for dementia in old age, the cause of alzheimer is still unknown. The clinical picture may be the same but the pathology is different. Read more...
See below. The word senile is not appropriate when combining with dementia because it creates more negativity. It is better by having staging of dementia such as early, mild, moderate, severe and end stage. Dementia is the broad terminology. Alzheimer's disease is one of specific and the most common form of dementia.Vascular dementia, alcohol dementia, lewy bodies dementia are another form. Read more...
Alzheimer's . Dementia is one type of dementia while senile dementia simply refers to when the symptoms begin. Read more...
"senile" = outdated. The term "senile" was used in older classification systems and is no longer valid.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...

Are senile dementia and alzheimer's nearly the same disease?

Yes. "dementia" is a general term for a decline in cognitive capacity from what was previously achieved (unlike developmental disabilities.) "senile" means it occurs after the age of 65. "pre-senile" means before the age of 65. Alzheimer's, or "senile dementia, alzheimer type" is a particular pattern of dementia, distinguished from vascular dementia, fronto-temporal dementia, or other dementias. Read more...
No. Alzehimer's is also called "pre-senile" dementia to show that it is not related just to aging. There are differences in the pathways of how the diseases develop. Plaques are found in the brain matter of alzheimer patients that are not seen in senile dementia. You could develop both -- but they are not necessarily equivalent. Read more...
Controversial. For some drs. They are the same. Some neurologists make a difference based on the age of presentation ( the older most likely "senile" ) and probably other features. The term alzheimer's is reserved for most insidious earlier onset. For a detailed discussion... .http://www.alzinfo.org/08/about-alzheimers/senile-dementia. Read more...

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

Definitions. Pre-senile dementia -- is an early onset dementia (usually before the age of 65). Read more...
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...

What does senile dementia uncomplicated mean?

Old terminology. Senile dementia is an old term for what we now call late onset alzheimer's disease.. Uncompicated means without delusions, depression or other behavior disturbance. Read more...
Dementia. Senile dementia refers most directly to memory loss and a loss of cognitive functioning that interferes with daily living activities, such that a person can no longer care for themselves. Uncomplicated means that there are no additional symptoms such as anger, anxiety, paranoia, psychosis that also contribute to the disorder and make care planning a more challenging task. Read more...

Is there hereditary component of senile dementia?

Sometimes. "senile dementia", currently known as alzheimer's disease is a mostly a disease of aging. Howver, there is a familial type that presents in the 40s; it is uncommon an genetically based. If you are first degree relative of one with usual ad; then you are 3xs at risk for develpoing ad; if there are 2 1sr degree relatives your risk is approximately 5xs for getting ad. Read more...
A.D. genetic or infection. One of the most consistent findings in alzheimer's is the presence of particles called prion's. Another interesting finding is that alzheimer's is now considered a neurodegenerative disease that is progressive destruction of nerve cells . Karolinska institutet in 2012 produce the first vaccine with positive effects against a.D. So infection now seems to be the focus in alzheimer's research. Read more...
Yes to DAT and FTD. For early onset Alzheimer's, there are 3 rare genes that increase risk markedly. These are very rare. For late onset, there in one gene that elevates risk some. For frontotemporal dementias, genetics are behind about 40% of those cases. Read more...

What does senile dementia mean?

Dementia. Loss of cognitive ability (ie dementia) that occurs in old age (senile). This could include alzheimers or multi infarct (from strokes). Read more...
Old fashion term. Senile demenia is now most likely alzheimers disease; as senile meaning old age, means dementia of old age. The most common form of dementia is ad, but in the oldest old is more likely a combo of ad and vascular disease of the brain. Read more...

What are the causes of senile dementia?

3 main causes. Alzheimer's disease, lewy body dementia and vascular dementia are the top 3 causes. Death of brain cells results from the abnormal accumulation of proteins in the first 2 disorders. Vascular refers to loss of brain cells from little stroke-like events that deprive them of nutrition. Read more...
Many sxs. There are over 60 causes of dementia, both reversible and irreversible---including alzheimer;s disease and vascular dementia, parkinsons disease, strokes, chronic alcohol use, traumatic injury, and infections. It is important to know that there are many reversible causes as well, including low thyroid and b12, as well as side effects of meds and depression. Read more...