Hi. Have you ever been told that this or that relative has Alzheimer’s and or has Dementia and have you ever wondered what the difference between them.

Well…. I was told that, that my Dad has Alzheimer’s and that my Mum has Dementia by the same consultant, what`s the difference.

My wife Shirley has been having problems with her bladder for a lot of years now and it was finally though to try her on Botox injections in her bladder which seems to have worked, but it does require a top up every so often.

Well Shirley’s top-up was a week or so ago. While in the waiting room I noticed a poster of sorts on the waiting room wall. It spoke about Dementia and that there are different types of dementia.

It spoke about the word Dementia being the overall name for a group of brain conditions/illness / diseases of which Alzheimer’s was just the most common.

I went onto the Alzheimers Research uk's website to find out more which you can see some of below. I haven't included all of the information I found on the website but I have included hyperlinks to the relevant pages on the Alzheimers Research uk's website if you want more information on the subject.

According Alzheimers Research uk's website:

Dementia is not a disease in itself. Dementia is a word used to describe a group of symptoms that occur when brain cells stop working properly.

The below are the types of Dementia:

Alzheimer's disease

Vascular dementia

Dementia with Lewy bodies

Frontotemporal dementia

Mild cognitive impairment

Posterior cortical atrophy

Primary progressive aphasia