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

Alzheimer’s continues to grow costlier, and the prevalence of this tragic disease only continues to grow. Many American elders depend on Medicare for coverage of treatment they need during their golden years, but Medicare does not cover long-term care for Alzheimer’s leaving family and loved ones to shoulder a care burden currently estimated to be worth over $217 billion.
This cannot continue! You can help America’s Alzheimer’s patients by signing our petition demanding Medicare step up and cover 100% of long-term care for any person with Alzheimer’s or other dementias whose doctor has recommended it.

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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.