- Diseases, Disorders & Conditions
Signs of Dementia? Signs of Alzheimers? What To Look For
The Notebook- A Great Movie About Dementia
It was when I watched the movie "The Notebook" that I was able to more clearly understand the signs of Dementia and the signs of Alzheimers. The movie portrays a women who developed the disease later in life. She had lead a very happy life and had very close relationships. The disease started off slowly then progresses to a point where she rarely recognized her loved ones. The movie showed how difficult Alzheimers and dementia is for family members to deal with as well as how difficult for the person dealing with it.
Normal Aging or Alzheimers?
Sometime its hard to tell if dementia is a result of normal aging or Alzheimer's disease. If it is Alzheimer's disease the processes cause many nerve cells to stop functioning, lose connections with other neurons, and die. Normal aging does not cause large numbers of neurons in the brain to die.
If Dementia or possibly Azheimer's is suspected, a doctors visit is necessary. To find out the facts about what is Alzheimer's and What is Dementia and start treatment to stop or slow down the process.
Dementia Sets In Slowly
What is Dementia? Is it the same as Alzheimers? Does it come on all at once or does demential set in slowly? For the most part dementia is not a specific disease. It is usually a collection of or several symptoms that makes a person unable to carry out everyday activities. Though memory loss may be a significant symptom, there are several others that may accompany dementia. Symptoms may include inability to solve problems and maintain emotional control, personality and behavioral changes, agitation, delusions and hallucinations. If a person with dementia has Alzheimers,mental functions will progressively get worse over time. Some other types of disorders can cause dementia that can be treated and reversed.