|Graphic courtesy of the Alzheimer's Organization Alz.org|
Lyn's symptoms match Alzheimer's; not any of the others. Even the last evaluation from a neurologist is in agreement. As a result, Mom asked Lyn's physician to change the diagnosis from dementia to Alzheimer's. Her physician thought about it for a few minutes and then agreed, making the change right then.
This really doesn't change anything about Lyn's care. It just makes the diagnosis as specific and as accurate as possible so that the whole team can speak to the real situation at hand.