Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: Understanding the Subtle Distinctions

By Metro Creative

The terms dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are often used interchangeably. However, the Alzheimer’s Association notes it is important to understand the subtle distinctions that make dementias unique.

What is dementia?

Dementia is a general term that refers to a decline in mental ability that’s severe enough to interfere with a person’s daily life. There are many types of dementia, which describes a group of symptoms associated with a decline in memory, reasoning or other thinking skills.
Types of dementias can include vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia, Lewy Body dementia, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, among others.

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