This is the first in our new Wednesday series on dementia.
Let’s start simply with…
What is dementia?
I hear a lot of questions asking the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia.
There’s no difference as such, Alzheimer’s is a dementia.
What’s the difference between Manchester United and a football team, there’s not a difference as such. United are a football team.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, it is a dementia much like Manchester United is a football team.
And just like Liverpool is perhaps the second most common football team, vascular dementia is the second most common dementia.
It is possible to live with mixed dementia. A mixture of one or more dementias, perhaps Alzheimer’s and Vascular dementia. A lot like England has a mixture of players from different teams. England is a football team, mixed dementia is a dementia.
There are over 100 different types of dementia. There are over a 100 football teams.
Less common forms of dementia exist such as Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), a lot like less common football teams such as Crewe Alexandra. PSP is a dementia, CAFC are a football team (just about but I love them!)
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