Dementia versus Alzheimer's
There is great confusion about the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Many patients, caregivers and family members are initially confused as to the distinction between Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia; they often the terms "dementia" and "Alzheimer's" interchangeably.
Articles About Dementia Versus Alzheimer's
- What is Dementia?
Dementia is not a specific disease. It's an overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person's ability to perform everyday activities.
- What Is Alzheimer's?
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.