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What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease?

September 23, 2021

From the Medical News Today website

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Dementia describes a set of symptoms that broadly affect a person’s cognitive functioning. Depending on the type and cause, dementia can affect someone’s:

* memory

* thinking and focus

* problem solving abilities

* language use

* visual perception

Alzheimer’s disease is a specific type of dementia. It involves progressive damage to brain cells, resulting in a loss of memory and a decline in other aspects of thinking.

This article looks at the types of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease more specifically, and the symptoms and treatment options associated with both.

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