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Like a M.R.I that maybe they could do? I bring it up to one nurse who has always been nice and one nurse all of sudden is very rude. I've never asked if me having power of attorney helps to where I can ask the Dr. to maybe run a test or something more.

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Are you asking if she has either one or the other? Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia. Back in the day, this disease and all it’s forms were called “senility” or “hardening of the arteries”. As Mac says, they are both treated the same way. There is no cure. Saavy people realize what’s happening and get Power of Attorney before their Loved One is legally deemed incompetent because after that, a POA is worthless.

If you suspect something is amiss, there are tests and evaluations that can be done. You can consult with a neurologist. Use this site to do research on symptoms and treatments.
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Both are considered the same and are treated the same. Dementia is a more generalized term until something points to specifics suchh as Parkinson's, Picks disease, etc. Progression is an individual thing. You will just have to live in the moment and try to stay one step ahead of changes. If you really want to know you will have to wait for an autopsy if you request it.
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