Is It Alzheimer's Or Another Dementia? The Right Answer Matters
In the U.S., older people with dementia are usually told they have Alzheimer's disease.
But a range of other brain diseases can also impair thinking and memory and judgment, according to scientists attending a summit on dementias held Thursday and Friday at the National Institutes of Health.
These include strokes, a form of Parkinson's disease and a disease that damages brain areas that regulate emotion and behavior.
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