About Dementia: The Umbrella of Dementia

Types of Dementia

What's Under The Umbrella?

Dementia is NOT a diagnosis, it is a condition that covers over 120 different types, forms, and causes of brain change under the umbrella. Symptoms are the greatest guide to the type of dementia that we are looking at since true diagnosis isn't 100% accurate until after death. We are constantly learning more about the different dementias, and as we learn more, we try to adapt with more skill. Though each person AND each dementia may progress differently, Teepa's GEMS ability-based progression model shows us some of the changes in the brain and in skills that we can expect throughout this journey.

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What two math symbols would correctly complete this equation?

Dementia   _____   Alzheimers   _____   Memory Problems

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