Alzheimer’s Disease vs Dementia
Many people commonly make the mistake of using the terms “Alzheimer’s disease” and “dementia” interchangeably. There is even confusion among caregivers, family, and patients themselves. Both diseases, in many ways, are still a mystery, which explains the common misunderstandings of the conditions. However, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are not the same.
- Brain disorder that affects communication and creates functional impairment in everyday activities
- Associated with the cognitive and functional decline that comes with aging
- The cause of dementia is determined through blood tests, brain scans, and mental evaluations
- Common causes include: Parkinson’s disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Huntington’s disease
- May be difficult but can be reversible
- Form of dementia
- Affects memory, thought control and speech
- 50% to 70% of all diagnosed cases of dementia are actually Alzheimer’s disease
- Degenerative and is not reversible
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