7 Facts to Help You Understand the Differences between Alzheimer's and Dementia

Many people struggle with identifying the differences between dementia and Alzheimer’s. Here are 7 facts to help you differentiate the two:

  1. Dementia is a broad term that Alzheimer’s Disease falls under. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia.
  2. Dementia refers to a group of symptoms that affect the mental cognitive processes of your loved one’s mind. Dementia itself is not a disease.
  3. According to the World Health Organization, over 47 million people worldwide are living with dementia.
  4. According to the Center for Disease Control, Alzheimer’s disease is the cause of as many as 50-70% of all dementia cases, meaning 24-33 million of the world’s dementia cases can be attributed to Alzheimer’s Disease.
  5. Other diseases can fall under dementia as well, such as Parkinson’s and Huntington’s. Each of these cause damage to different sets of brain cells.
  6. Alzheimer’s disease can affect a family member’s memory, language, and even their thought-processes, and it can get worse over time.
  7. Currently, there is not a specific treatment that can completely stop Alzheimer's disease in its tracks. Researchers are, however, developing new ways to help slow symptoms and ultimately find a cure.

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