Alzheimer's vs. dementia.
According to my mother's caregivers, she has Alzheimer's -early stages. This was diagnosed over 2 years ago. However, she is alert, remembers the recent past i.e. who visited her, what the conversation was, can follow a TV program, reads the Sunday paper. etc. She has memory lapses about 25% of the time and occasionally has some wild stories to tell us...(she was on a plane or in a barn). I think she has a form of senile dementia not alzheimers. Ideas/comments?