Difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

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Dementia is a broad term to describe when an individual’s day-to-day abilities decline slowly over time, whereas Alzheimer’s disease is considered a subset or specific type of dementia.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common but there are many other types of dementia, including vascular dementia from stroke or less frequent types like temporal dementia or lewy body 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, and Visual perception.

Since some types of dementia share similar symptoms, it can be hard for a doctor to figure out which one you or your loved one has.

This video shows you the differences between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

The video is created for educational purposes and awareness around different topics. Video may or may not be able to go fully in-depth in such a limited time.

Please seek out a professional if you need help.

If you care about brain health, please read studies about diet that may prevent or even reverse Alzheimer’s disease, and a low-carb diet that could help reverse brain aging.

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