Diagnosis of Dementias Other Than Alzheimer’s Can Affect Care

March 18, 2019

NPR (March 18)

Diagnosis of Dementias Other Than Alzheimer’s Can Affect Care

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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