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Asked by Molly Breitenberg
Mental Health

What is the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia?


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Izaiah Smith
December 12, 2019 5:33PM

The main difference is that, unlike Alzheimer’s, dementia is not a disease; it is a group of symptoms that impact memory, ability to communicate, and performance of daily tasks. It usually starts with simple forgetfulness and can progress to an inability to care for oneself. There is more than one type of dementia, and people can suffer from multiple types simultaneously.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. It gets worse with time and affects language, thought, and memory, and it’s currently incurable. No exact cause is known.

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Aldwin Martin
January 06, 2020 11:07AM
Dementia is the name for a group of brain disorders that make it hard to remember, think clearly, make decisions, or even control your emotions. Alzheimer’s disease is one of those disorders, but there are many different types and causes of dementia. Dementia isn’t just about simple memory mishaps like forgetting someone’s name or where you parked. A person with dementia has a hard time with at least two of the following: Memory, Communication and speech, Focus and concentration, Reasoning and judgment, Visual perception (can’t see the difference in colors or detect movement, or sees things that aren’t there). I hope my answer is answer is helpful to you. Thanks for reading!!
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December 26, 2019 5:20AM
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Benny Mainka
December 25, 2019 5:15AM
Alzheimer = forgetting dementia = disconnecting of 2 spots in the brain causing way more than just forgetting