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Q: What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia? – Terrence L. 

A: Dementia is the term for a set of symptoms such as memory loss and impaired thinking. There are 10 different types of dementia, all with different symptoms:

  • Vascular Dementia
  • Dementia with Lewy Bodies
  • Mixed Dementia
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Frontotemporal Dementia
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome
  • Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.

Alzheimer’s is a disease that is said to be the cause of 50 to 70% of dementia cases.

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