This new phrase, Alzheimer Syndrome, came across my radar earlier this week, I think through a LinkedIn post someone had made. I was directed to The Center for Applied Research in Dementia’s YouTube video on Alzheimer Syndrome. The Center’s website also has the video, “… our latest presentation, ‘Alzheimer Syndrome,’ which offers a thought-provoking way of looking at Alzheimer’s, and dementia in general.”
I was interested to see what it was all about, since dementia, by definition IS a syndrome. A syndrome is a group of symptoms. This means that dementia is a collection of symptoms, typically including progressive memory loss, loss of executive functioning, and other cognitive abilities.