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Posted on 01-24-2012
Signs of Alzheimer's disease may be confused with signs of dementia. The difference between the two is that dementia refers to a set of symptoms such as a loss of thinking, reasoning skills, and memory. Dementia may or may not be caused by Alzheimer's, which is a disease in itself.
As we age it is normal to have some changes in memory. However these memory changes should not interfere with daily life. Some early signs of dementia caused by Alzheimer's disease include the following:
If someone you know is exhibiting these signs, it is a good idea to set up an appointment with a doctor for an assessment. As yet there is no definitive test for Alzheimer's, so your healthcare provider will make the diagnosis based on the constellation of symptoms as well as some tests, including the following:
You will also be asked to provide details about when the symptoms started, concurrent health conditions and medications, and any important changes in your loved one's life, such as retirement, death of a spouse, etc.
It is very important that you feel comfortable working with your physician and other health care providers, because Alzheimer's can go on for years. You'll need to find a team of caregivers and service providers you can trust.
The best way to get answers to your questions is to ask us. You can give us a call during business hours or Email the Doctor.
To make an appointment, call the main office phone number at 703-721-0500 or use the Request an Appointment button below to submit an online request.
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