Is Alzheimer’s, dementia? Is dementia always Alzheimer’s?
What is dementia?
It is also important to know that there are many different types of dementia. Dementia is an “umbrella term,” where Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia, but dementia is not always Alzheimer’s. These websites explain what other types of diseases can be affecting your brain health as well.
- Types of Dementia from the Alzheimer’s Association
- Types of dementia from Northwestern University Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center
- The National Institute on Aging explains the Basics of Alzheimer’s
While Alzheimer’s is a common form of dementia, it is not the only kind:
- Alzheimer’s Association
- Vascular Dementia
- Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration
- National Aphasia Association
- Lewy Body Dementia Association
- Cure PSP
- Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP)
- Corticobasal degeneration (CBD)
- Multiple system atrophy (MSA)
- American Parkinson Disease Association
- Huntington’s Disease Society of America
- The ALS Association
Risk Factors and Prevention
While there are ways to keep your brain healthy, there are also risk factors for dementia. The Alzheimer’s Association provides insight in to What is Dementia?, risks and prevention, along with treatment and care. They also provide insight in to what to look for in a loved one who may or may not be experiencing signs of dementia with 10 Warning Signs.
Want to know more about how to keep your brain healthy? These organizations provide tips on maintaining your brain health.