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How do you differentiate between alzheimers and parkinsons?

My husband was diagnosed 3 years ago with early onset alzheimers at the age of 65. He was tested , and MRI'd and diagnosed. Lately I have been looking at symptoms of parkinsons disease and find many that can apply to both PD and AD. How to differentiate? Has anyone else had these thoughts of doubt as to whether the diagnosis is correct?

  1. Good morning Debi. My husband was also diagnosed 3 years ago. He was 53 when the diagnosis came. Peter doesn't suffer from Parkinson's symptoms. Have you talked to your Neurologist about it? Much Love,
    Lisa Marshall, Community Moderator

    1. thanks so much for reaching out. Yes, you are so right. Symptoms of both PD and AD often overlap and are very similar. However, they are very different disease process. I have included an article that might help you help to understand the differences a bit better.
      Also, encourage you to reach out to your neurologist with any questions you still might have. I find it helpful to make a list of items I would like to discuss prior to walking into the appointment. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out anytime. Thanks for being part of our community. Just Keep Swimming...Lynn Marie, " Team Member"

      1. Hi , just wanted to connect you with who posted similarly about PD/AD. Perhaps you two can connect! -- Shannon (team member)

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