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When It's Not Alzheimer's Disease - Other Cognitive Conditions

If you think your loved one may have Alzheimer's, it's important to obtain an accurate diagnosis because the cause may be a reversible disorder, a type of dementia other than Alzheimer's, or only mild cognitive impairment. Learn about cognitive conditions that can look like Alzheimer's disease.

What's the Difference Between Delirium and Dementia?
Confused about how to distinguish delirium from dementia? Here's a practical guide outlining the differences, as well as tips on how to spot delirium in someone who has dementia.

Delirium: Longer Hospital Stays and Higher Chance of Death
Delirium can significantly impact both the immediate and long-term health of people. Understand its symptoms, risks and non-drug approaches.

Can Too Many Medications Cause Symptoms of Dementia?
Do you or your loved one take more than five medications? Learn about the risk of too many medications and how drug interactions can cause signs of delirium and dementia.

Types of Dementia
Alzheimer's is the most common cause of dementia - in fact, almost two-thirds of dementia cases are due to Alzheimer's disease. However, a host of other conditions can also cause dementia, including the 10 described here.

Is It Depression or Dementia?
When depression creates cognitive symptoms that look like Alzheimer's disease or another type of dementia, it's often referred to as pseudodementia. Learn the differences between depression and Alzheimer's and how medical professionals can distinguish between the two.

Reversible Disorders
If you think your loved one may have Alzheimer's, it's important to obtain an accurate diagnosis because the cause may be a reversible disorder. Learn about reversible medical conditions that can look like Alzheimer's, such as pseudodementia, thyroid problems, dehydration, malnutrition, infections, and medication problems.

What Is Delirium?
Delirium is characterized by a rapid onset of changes in consciousness and cognition. Caused by an acute medical condition that significantly affects brain functioning, delirium is sometimes mistaken for Alzheimer's disease. Learn about delirium and how it differs from Alzheimer's and other kinds of dementia.

What Is Mild Cognitive Impairment?
Years ago, memory loss was considered to simply be an inevitable part of aging. Today, however, we know that memory loss once considered normal now may be an early sign of disease, or mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Learn more about mild cognitive impairment and memory loss in aging adults.

Do Thyroid Disorders Cause Forgetfulness?
Learn how thyroid disorders including hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can affect your ability to concentrate, remember, react and visually process information.

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