If you are not sure of the difference between Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, then you are not alone. Here is a simple explanation of the difference.
Dementia is not a disease in its own right, it is an umbrella term that describes a group of symptoms for e.g. problems with memory, thinking, language and perception. Dementia is caused by different diseases that affect the brain, hence the symptoms described.
Alzheimer’s is the most common disease that is a physical disease, which affects parts of the brain, where abnormal structures called ‘plaques’ and ‘tangles’ build up inside the brain, causing disruption in the communication between nerve cells and eventually causes them to die. Alzheimer’s also causes a shortage of chemicals within the brain which means that the messages do not travel around as well as they should. Which in turn results in memory loss, confusion and perception problems as well as other issues.
Living with any form of dementia, at any time, brings every day challenges. However, at a time like now this is becoming increasingly apparent. You or a loved one may be experiencing an increase in anxiety, feeling scared and feeling more isolated.
Moor Independence Ltd provide care in the community, offering support for those in need of home care at times like these and want you to know that we are here to help.
Please contact us on 01364 800125 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are proud supported of Dementia Friends Organisation.