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Difference between Dementia vs. Alzheimer[[sq]]s
#1
I have heard both terms used before, but I always thought they were the same exact thing. Are there really any differences in the two?
#2
Abigail, you are correct when saying that the two are the same. In a way, they are. Dementia has several forms. One of them is Alzheimer's
#3
It can be difficult to tell them apart but they are distinct in some ways.

​Dementia is the general term for a large set of conditions that can cause mental confusion. Different problems with the various types of cells in the brain as well as circulatory problems in the brain can all be described as causing dementia. In contrast, Alzheimer's is a more specific set of problems that can lead to memory loss and confusion.
#4
Dementia is the general term for gradual loss of intellectual function. ​Alzheimer's is just a more specific form of dementia. To common people, both of them could be interchangeable. But general dementia usually starts when you're at least 70, while the onset of Alzheimer's can occur as early as your 45th year.
#5
I highly recommend reading through this link:

[]http://www.helpguide.org/elder/alzheimers_dementias_types.htm[]

[[span style="font-family: verdana; line-height: 18px; text-align: left; "]]"Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, accounting for two-thirds of all diagnosed cases. If your dementia symptoms are the result of Alzheimer's disease, medications can delay the onset of more debilitating symptoms. Early diagnosis can prolong independence and is the first step towards treatment, management, and living life fully."
#6
For whatever reason, I have always thought that Alzheimer's was a worse disease than Dementia. Now I learn that I had it backwards. Thanks for the clarification. My brother-in-law has Dementia. I did read that you can reverse it, with a combination of supplements. I gave the information to my sister. Hopefully it will make a difference.




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