Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer's?
Dementia is an umbrella term. For example there is the disease Cancer. There are many different types of cancer: lung, breast and brain to name a few. The same is true with Dementia there are different types, Alzheimer's Disease being one of them. Other types of Dementia include, Lewy Body, Parkinsons and Vascular.
What are the Stages of Alzheimer's Disease?
As Alzheimer's progresses there are three stages: Mild, Moderate and Severe.
- Mild Alzheimer's Disease
- Some memory loss and confusion, repeating questions over and over, longer time to complete normal daily tasks, wandering or getting lost, mishandling finances (forgetting to pay bills) and changes in personality.
- Moderate Alzheimer's Disease
- Memory loss and confusion get worse, difficulty getting dress, difficulty recognizing family members, behaviors include irritability, paranoia, sometimes physical combativeness and some trouble verbally communicating.
- Severe Alzheimer's Disease
- There is little or no verbal Communication, unable to function on own, needs assistance feeding, trouble walking or no longer able to walk and is bedridden. At this stage the body begins to shut down.