By Roopa Dani, MD

Patients think that dementia and Alzheimer’s are 2 different diagnoses, but in fact, Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia.

Dementia is a group of brain disorders that start initially with memory problems which get worse as time goes by. Patients have difficulty with cooking, cleaning, driving, paying bills, managing finance and other daily activities.

It sometimes leads to behavioral problems and physical limitations which may require a caregiver and family support.

Contact your physician to help you with the appropriate testing, medication and long-term planning for you and your family.