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Does Anyone Know The Difference Between Dementia And ALZ?

Does Anyone Know The Difference Between Dementia And ALZ?

I took a module course through Wicking Dementia Centre. The course is called: "Understanding Dementia"
There are 7 modules and one must pass a test at the end of each module before moving to the next module
I learned here that Alzheimer's is an illness that progresses to Dementia. I also learned that other illnesses such as Lewy Body, Parkinson's, Diabetes and or HBP etc., can also progress to Dementia. There are 4 types of Dementia: (1)Alzheimer's, (2) Lewy Body, (3)Vascular and (4)Fronto… read more

posted 5 days ago (edited)
A myALZteam Member

Hi Ogie - I’ve taken that class as well and it has so much wonderful information! A good way to think of it is that Dementia is an “umbrella term” for many diseases that are all some type of dementia - Alzheimer’s is the most “common type” followed by many other types, including FTD, Lewy Body and Vascular. There are also many diseases that can lead to dementia, including Parkinson’s and diabetes and sometimes, people get diagnosed with “general dementia” because their memory and ability to manage their activities of daily living declines as they age. I believe that, eventually, given that ALZ presents with such a broad manifestation of symptoms, it will be further broken down in to more categories. Especially if they can finally figure out what causes it. Glad the class helped you so much❤️

posted 5 days ago (edited)
A myALZteam Member

I also took this course at a time when I was getting either wrong or no information. This course explained exactly what is happening to my husband. I would suggest that everyone who knows someone with ALZ take this course. You will find that diet (what they eat), the importance of exercise, sleep, and creating a -0- stress helps them and the caretaker. This changed our lifestyle to cope much better with the cards dealt to us. I am so thankful for the course.

posted 4 days ago
A myALZteam Member

@A myALZteam Member hit the nail on the head— alz is a form of dementia. The others you mentioned fall under the dementia umbrella, as well.

posted 5 days ago
A myALZteam Member

Thank you, that's good information.

posted 2 days ago
A myALZteam Member

I took several of the classes and found them VERY helpful.

People used to ask me whether my husband had Alzheimer’s or dementia. I started out with the explanation that I read. Dementia is like an umbrella. Under that umbrella are a variety of types of dementia, people can have more than one type. My husband was diagnosed with probable vascular dementia.

Knowledge is power.

posted 3 days ago (edited)

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