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    What are the differences between dementia and Alzheimer's disease?

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Posted on Mon, 7 Aug 2017 in Brain and Spine
Question: What is the difference between Dementia and Alzheimer's?
and how severe can Dementia get, or is it the first stage of
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Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Alzheimer's is one of the dementia variations.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

Dementia is an overall term used to describe symptoms that impact memory, performance of daily activities, and communication abilities. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia.

In other words Alzheimer's disease can fall under the term of dementia.

Other types of dementia besides Alzheimer's include vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia, mixed dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, etc.

Diagnosis and treatment in the early stages slows the progression of the disease.

Hope you found the answer helpful.

Take care.


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