What Is Dementia?
All Alzheimer’s disease is dementia, but not all dementia is Alzheimer’s disease. Despite this crucial distinction, even experienced clinicians often confuse these terms. It is important to understand and differentiate the specific type of dementia affecting a patient as the specific diagnosis may determine both treatment and prognosis. And these are usually the overarching concerns of loved ones from the very start of the dementing illness and the clinical evaluation. So—what is dementia? And—what are the signs?
KeywordsMild Cognitive Impairment Alzheimer Disease Cognitive Domain Vascular Dementia Daily Function