Unable to remember where you kept your car keys? Do you often forget the name of your neighbor or colleague you often meet? Whether it’s you or someone in your family, it’s common to forget things as we age. But serious memory loss needs prompt attention. 

A progressive memory loss could be a sign of Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s disease, which if not detected and treated early may affect your movement, memory, and language. That’s why, it is important to know the symptoms of these diseases and address them promptly. It is the only way to slow their progression, and in some cases even reverse their effect. 

Here’s a table that helps you understand the difference between Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s disease as well as know the symptoms that may warrant seeing a doctor.


Parkinson’s Disease 

Alzheimer’s Disease  
Age of Onset Usually occurs in people aged 60 and above. However, early onset (before the age of 50) of disease is also possible.   The disease usually affects people at around 65 years. 
Causes Caused due to genetic and environmental factors.  Caused due to genetic, lifestyle, and environmental factors. 
  • Memory loss 
  • Impaired balance 
  • Body stiffness 
  • Slow movement 
  • Lost coordination 
  • Difficulty in speaking 
  • Tremor 
  • Depression 
  • Difficulty in swallowing and chewing 
  • Sleep disruptions 
  • Memory loss 
  • Confusion 
  • Difficulty in finding words 
  • Impaired reasoning 
  • Difficulty in performing everyday tasks 
  • Changes in behavior/ personality 
Factors that may increase your risk
  • Old age 
  • Head injury 
  • Exposure to toxins 
  • Being male  
  • Old age 
  • Family history 
  • Head injury 
  • Heart conditions 
  • Medication 
  • Physical therapy 
  • Medication 
  • Physical therapy 
  • Dietary modification 
  • Behavioral therapy 

 Both Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s progress over time and lead to dementia. 

There may come a point where taking care of people suffering from dementia often gets difficult. That’s why, it is important to catch the disease at the right time and treat it correctly. Timely diagnosis is the only way to delay or reverse the progression of the disease. 

At EPIC, we can help. Our state-of-the-art testing technologies like Cognivue allow us to evaluate your cognitive health and detect the earliest signs of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, much before they start affecting your memory and health. Through therapies, dietary modifications and exercise sessions, our health experts can help you improve your memory and boost your cognitive skills. 

So, visit EPIC Health and eliminate the uncertainty about your cognitive health. We can help you age better.   

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