My Momma (86) MCI and the first stage of dementia. Dementia scares me to death. I was also told that there are two kinds of Dementia. One is fast acting and the other is very slow. What tests can be done by a Neurologist to determine how a loved one has which kind? I'm a newbie to Dementia. I never had to personally deal with someone 24/7 that has it like I am now with Momma.
Can both the fast acting and the slower kind actually kill the person that has Dementia? Forgive me if I hurt anyone's feelings by asking this. I am just scared and Momma's Neurologist just doesn't seem too informative about Momma and her condition.