Your Alzheimer's Community
If you know someone with Alzheimer's disease or have been diagnosed yourself, this is your community. Alzheimers.net grew out of the need to have a social network that will be a respite, a resource and a way to connect with others who share a common bond. Get authoritative, up-to-date resources and advice from professionals with expertise about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are two terms often used interchangeably. However, the two conditions are different and diagnosing the cause of impaired cognition is incredibly important.
Learn more about other conditions that cause dementia and why getting the correct diagnosis is important.
Why an Alzheimer’s or Another Dementia Diagnosis Matters
It is not uncommon for seniors to be told they have Alzheimer’s when they, in fact, have another form of dementia. There are a wide range of brain diseases that can impair memory, judgment and thinking, including strokes and certain forms of Parkinson’s disease.
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If you have a parent or senior loved one who has been newly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, you may have witnessed the impact it has had on each family member. Families may react differently to the initial news that their loved one has been diagnosed with such a severe disease and each person in the family may require a different amount of time to fully acclimate.
Learn more about how the disease can affect family relationships and how roles can change after an Alzheimer’s diagnosis.