What would be your answer without doing any googling?
On the link below the Alzheimer's Society defines dementia as symptoms. http://alzheimers.org.uk/Facts_about...t_is_dementia/
"Dementia is an umbrella term. It describes the symptoms that occur when the brain is affected by certain diseases or conditions. There are many different types of dementia although some are far more common than others. They are often named according to the condition that has caused the dementia."
The question I would like to ask is this.....why are certain conditions labelled diseases and others as types of dementia?
Alzheimer's is clearly labelled a Disease. It's known as Alzheimer's Disease.
So what do people assume when they hear about Vascular Dementia, Fronto-temporal Dementia and Dementia with Lewy bodies?
This is really important as I'm trying hard to campaign with many others to raise awareness of dementia but am finding that the "D" word means to many "mixed symptoms of cognitive degeneration commonly associated with old age". Rather than a DISEASE.