Dementia 101 — What You Need to Know!

Alzheimer’s disease falls under a larger umbrella of neurological disorders called dementia. Also under the umbrella of dementia are Huntington’s disease, Lewy Body dementia, and loss of cognitive functions caused by brain injury.

While each of these disorders have memory loss in common, each is slightly different. Knowing which your loved one or patient falls under is dire when determining treatment, or when trying to improve quality of life.

Check out the video for a quick tutorial on what makes each form of dementia different, and what makes them the same.

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Matthew M. Sullivan holds a bachelor's degree in creative writing from Grand Valley State University, with emphases in fiction and nonfiction. He lives smack-dab between some railroad tracks and Grand Rapids Michigan's third-busiest road, and spends his time studying film and literary fiction.