Whats the difference between schizophrenia and alzheimers disease?

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  • Fater45 January 18, 2009, 11:30 pm

    Alzheimer’s Disease is a decline in intellectual function.

    Symptoms of Schizophrenia are disordered thinking and perception, emotional changes such as tension and/or depression, behavioral disturbances ranging from catatonia to violent outbursts, delusions, and loss of contact with reality. A person with schizophrenia often seems to withdraw into his or her own world. Hallucinations are not uncommon.

    Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease include depression, disoriented perceptions of space and time, and inability to concentrate or communicate, loss of bladder and bowel control, memory loss, personality changes, and severe mood swings. Health and functioning progressively deteriorate, until the individual is totally incapacitated. Death usually occurs with five to ten years.