Your parent has received a serious diagnosis—Alzheimer’s disease or another cognitive impairment that will be ultimately debilitating. Now what?
Arm yourself with information to know what steps to take next. Ask your parent’s physician these key questions about memory care conditions.
What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease?
Dementia isn’t a disease; it’s a set of symptoms caused by a disease. Alzheimer’s is one of these diseases, and it causes 60–80 percent of dementia cases, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. There are many other cognitive impairments, such as vascular dementia, Lewy Body dementia, and frontotemporal dementia. Your parent’s exact diagnosis will influence her behavior, her prognosis, and how she is medicated.
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