“Alzheimer’s or dementia. What’s the Difference?” | A CureTalk ft. Penn Medicine’s Drs. Wolk and Grossman

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What is the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia?

This was the topic of yesterday’s CureTalk featuring University of Pennsylvania’s David Wolk, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology and Associate Director of Penn Memory Center, and Murray Grossman, MD, Director of the Penn Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD) Center.

Drs. Wolk and Grossman discussed the similarities and differences, as well as risk factors, diagnostic testing, potential treatments and trials, and the stages of progression of these two neurodegenerative conditions.

Following the Q&A discussion with moderators Priya Menon of CureTalks and Patricia White, a former dementia caregiver whose mother had Alzheimer’s and father had FTD, Drs. Wolk and Grossman took several questions from listeners. Questions ranged from caregiving tips, to advice on genetic testing and warning signs that may indicate the presence of dementia.

The full talk is available for online listening here: CureTalks: Alzheimer’s or Dementia. What’s the difference?

CureTalks is a social initiative with a mission to heal the world through information, discussion and sharing of knowledge. CureTalks organizes bi-weekly online talk shows by inviting guests from around the world to discuss a wide range of medical, health and wellness issues. These guests are a diverse group of doctors, nutritionists, professors, researchers, patients, parents and health professionals. Via trialx.com/curetalks

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