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By Kristin Daugherty
Long-Term Care Planner, Certified Medicaid Planner™, Certified Dementia Practitioner and recognized as a NCCDP Certified Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Care Trainer.

It’s a huge misconception that all dementias are the same. This couldn’t be further from the truth. A proper diagnosis is the most important thing you can do if your loved one is displaying symptoms of a cognitive impairment.

Probably the dementia that we hear the most about is Alzheimer’s Disease. Alzheimer’s Disease is the #1 cause of dementia, including 60-80% of people who are diagnosed with dementia and is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States! Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disease and there are treatments that may be able to help slow the progression of the disease but there is not a cure. Many individuals with Alzheimer’s disease live many years after the diagnosis.

The dementia that is considered the second most common form is called Multi-Infarct Dementia which is probably more well known as Vascular dementia. Many experts believe that vascular dementia remains underdiagnosed.

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