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

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Progress & cause

Dementia is brain failure & ad is the common cause followed by vascular , mixed etc with a small percentage of reversible like hypothyroid, pernicious anemia etc.
In the real world , in my opinion differentian is primarily academia.

In brief: Progress & cause

Dementia is brain failure & ad is the common cause followed by vascular , mixed etc with a small percentage of reversible like hypothyroid, pernicious anemia etc.
In the real world , in my opinion differentian is primarily academia.
Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: The cause or the

Pathology of the illness, meaning vascular dementias are caused by blood vessel problems rather than plaque formation, but lewy bodies are not plaques.

In brief: The cause or the

Pathology of the illness, meaning vascular dementias are caused by blood vessel problems rather than plaque formation, but lewy bodies are not plaques.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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